Study anytime, anywhere. Resources for students and families.

12/29/2018

List of English Proverbs - A (Part 1)


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

1.  A bad excuse is better than none. 
Explanation: It is better to attempt to give some kind of explanation even a weak one.

2. A bad workman blames his tools. 
Explanation: Often used as a comment on someone 's excuses for their lack of success.   

3. A barking dog never bites.
Explanation: Noisy threats often do not indicate real danger.  

4. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Explanation: It is better to accept what one has than to try to get more and risk losing everything.

5. A burnt child dreads the fire.
Explanation:The memory of past hurt may act as a safeguard in the future.

6.  A carpenter is known by his chips.
Explanation: The nature of a person's occupation or interest is demonstrated by the traces left behind.   
7. A cat may look at a king.
Explanation:  Even someone in a lowly position has a right to observe a person of power and influence.

8. A clean conscience is a good pillow.
Explanation: A clear conscience enables its possessor to sleep soundly.  

9.  A fox may grow grey, but never good.
Explanation:  Ageing will not change a person's essential nature.

10. A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
Explanation:  Awareness of one’s own guilt has the same effect as an accusation

11. A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.
Explanation: The slightest hint is enough to convey one's meaning in a particular case.

12.  A shut mouth catches no flies.
Explanation: A warning against the dangers of idle talk. 

13. A stitch in time saves time.
Explanation: A small timely intervention will ensure against the need for much more substantial repair later.  

14. A tree is known by its fruit.
Explanation:A person is judged by what they do and produce.

15. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
Explanation: Discussing a problem will lessen its impact. 





Share:

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Never stop learning

My Philippines

My Philippines
History Culture and Tradition

6 Key Questions

6 Key Questions
who, what, when, where, and why: along with how

What is Acrostic Name Poem?

Acrostic name poem is a simple poem in which each the first letter of each line forms a word or phrase vertically, it uses each letter of the name to begin an inspiring phrase.

This type of poem is easy to write because it gives you a concrete format in which to write.

Acrostic Name Poems For Girls

Acrostic Name Poems For Girls
Examples of Acrostic Name Poems using girls names

Acrostic Name Poems for Boys

Acrostic Name Poems for Boys
Examples of Acrostic Name Poems using boys names

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

Copyright © My Learning Place | Powered by Blogger

Design by ThemePacific | Blogger Theme by NewBloggerThemes.com