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12/07/2018

List of English Proverbs - N


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

1. No pain, no gain.
Explanation: Nothing worth having can be achieved without effort.

2. No time like the present.
Explanation: Often used to urge swift and immediate action.   

3. New lords, new laws.
Explanation: New authorities are likely to change existing rules.  

4. No smoke without fire. 
Explanation: Rumor is generally founded on fact.  

5. Nothing venture, nothing gain.
Explanation: One must be prepared to take some risks to gain a desired end.  

6. Nothing so bad but it might have been worse. 
Explanation: Used in resignation or consolation.  

7. Necessity is the mother of invention. 
Explanation: Need is often the motive to the creative process. 

8. Necessity knows no law.
Explanation:Someone  in extreme need will disregard rules of prohibitions. 

9. New brooms sweep clean.
Explanation: Often used in the context of someone newly appointed to a post who is making changes in personnel and procedures. 



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