This is another way of saying Never spend your money before you have it.The proverb means act prudently and don't be over-optimistic.
Proverbs starting with letter C
This warns us against wasting time on trivial aspects of a matter, because in doing so we may neglect the essential matter itself.
Get all you can by whatever means you have at your disposal. A youth who makes a living by begging and running errands can be said to lead a... Read more →
A cat may look at a King And surely I many look at an ugly thing. This is one of Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. It means 'If a cat may look at... Read more →
This is another way of saying that a cat is much more likely to escape death then are most animals. It is too wily and agile to be taken by... Read more →
Before condemning anyone who has done wrong, ask yourself whether your own conduct has been blameless. The proverb derives from the story told... Read more →
Early spring in Britain often turns warm for a few days. But if you start leaving off clothes you will run a risk, as it may become very cold... Read more →
Care is the load on the mind. If it killed a cat, which has nine lives - or so 'tis said - it will kill you, who have only one life. So, don't... Read more →
This cynical proverb suggests that life is bound to be so bad that no living person can ever be happy.
Speaking plainly and to the point, saying exactly what you mean and using the simplest terms. In Arnold Bennet's novel, The Card, published in... Read more →