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Flashcards in Proverbes Deck (14):
1

Every cloud has a silver lining.

There is a positive side to every bad situation. In other words, bad things also produce some good.

2

When it rains, it pours.

When bad/good things happen, they happen all at once. In other words, if you have some bad/good luck, more bad/good luck will follow shortly.

3

A leopard cannot change its spots.

People cannot change their personality or nature.

4

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Outward appearances can be deceiving. In other words, you should look at something closely before judging it.

5

Look before you leap.

You should carefully plan things before you do anything. In other words, don’t be hasty because If you act rashly, you might get hurt.

6

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

If too many people are managing something, it will fail. In other words, it’s better to have one person directing a project than many people.

7

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

You realize how much you love something when you are spending time away from it.

8

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

You should not depend on just one thing for success. Instead, you should diversify your risks.

9

There is more than one way to skin a cat.

There is more than one way to solve a problem.

10

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

You can tell somebody what the best thing to do is, but you can’t make them do it.

11

Necessity is the mother of invention.

If you really need to do something you will find a way.

12

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t rely on something that hasn’t happened yet.

13

That’s the pot calling the kettle black.

You shouldn’t criticize other people’s faults if you have those same faults.

14

You can't have your cake and eat it.

You can't both possess something and use it.