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1

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Small steps, like good nutrition, can prevent poor health

2

April showers bring May flowers

Even the most unpleasant occurences can bring about better things

3

Beggars can't be choosers

People lacking other options are not entitled to be choosy

4

The best things in life are free

Good things in life such as love, health, and knowledge come at no cost

5

Better late than never

Better to do something after the deadline than to ignore it entirely

6

Better safe than sorry

Better to take preventative measures than to deal with the potential consequences

7

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Things we already have in possession are more valuable than things we are uncertain of getting in the future

8

Birds of a feather flock together

People who are similar tend to be attracted to each other

9

Carpe diem

Latin for "Seize the day" - Live life to the fullest extent

10

Close, but no cigar

Even being almost correct is still incorrect

11

ad nauseum

To continue endlessly; from Latin "to [the point of] nausea"

12

all thumbs

Clumsy

13

alma mater

The school or university that one graduated from

14

baker's dozen

Thirteen; in the past, bakers provided an extra roll for each dozen sold

15

beat around the bush

To avoid an issue or topic

16

bite the bullet

To endure an unpleasant situation or circumstance

17

break the ice

To remove tension when meeting people for the first time

18

bury the hatchet

To make peace; to agree to end a quarrel.

19

butter someone up

To excessively praise or flatter someone

20

chip off the old block

People who closely resemble their parents in some aspect