If you’re here for the first time, scroll back to previous posts to find Proverbs and Americanisms, as well as Nautical, Biblical, and Shakespearean colloquialisms. You’re sure to find one or two you’re familiar with.
Nature abhors a vacuum * Necessity is the mother of invention * Needs must when the devil drives * Ne’er cast a clout till May be out * Never give a sucker an even break * Never go to bed on an argument * Never judge a book by its cover * Never let the sun go down on your anger * Never look a gift horse in the mouth * Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today * Never speak ill of the dead * Never tell tales out of school * Nine tailors make a man * No man can serve two masters * No man is an island * No names, no pack-drill * No news is good news * No one can make you feel inferior without your consent * No pain, no gain * No rest for the wicked * Nothing is certain but death and taxes * Nothing succeeds like success * Nothing venture, nothing gain * Oil and water don’t mix * Old soldiers never die, they just fade away * Once a thief, always a thief * Once bitten, twice shy * One good turn deserves another * One half of the world does not know how the other half lives * One hand washes the other * One man’s meat is another man’s poison * One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb * One law for the rich and another for the poor * One swallow does not make a summer * One volunteer is worth ten pressed men * One year’s seeding makes seven years weeding * Only fools and horses work * Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door * Out of sight, out of mind * Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil * Patience is a virtue * Pearls of wisdom * Penny wise and pound foolish * People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones * Physician, heal thyself * Possession is nine points of the law * Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely * Practice makes perfect * Practice what you preach * Prevention is better than cure * Pride goes before a fall * Procrastination is the thief of time * Put your best foot forward
A few I just don’t get. One swallow does not make a summer?? What the heck does that mean?
Yesterday was fun. I had my first my regular posting day over at the RB4U. It was very nice., lots of warm welcomes. I’m honored. Today author Paris Brandon blogs. Stop by. While you’re there, check out the calendar on the right. Some well-known guests coming. I’m excited. 🙂
Find the link on my satellite blog and head on over to The Romance Reviews.
There are prizes to be had!