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12/06/2018

List of English Proverbs - O


A range of English Proverbs with explanation, listed in alphabetical order by phrase. This page contains English Proverbs that start with letter O. 

1. Old habits die hard.
Explanation:  It is difficult to break long-established habits.  

2. Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door. 
Explanation: A chance once missed will not occur again.   

3. Out of fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. 

Explanation: Overwhelming feeling will express itself in speech.  

4. Out the mouth of babes.
Explanation: Young children may sometimes speak with disconcerting wisdom.  

5. One step at a time.

Explanation: Recommending cautious progression along a desired route. 

6. Once bitten, twice shy.
Explanation:  Someone who has suffered an injury will be in the future be very cautious of the cause. 

7. Old sins cast long shadows.
Explanation: Current usage is likely to refer to the wrong done by one generation affecting its descendants.




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