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Do You Know What These Old English Proverbs Mean?

Why is everyone talking in riddles all the time?

  1. Swings and Roundabouts

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was "A situation in which different actions or options result in no eventual gain or loss."

  2. It’s Neither Here Nor There

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "Not important, or not connected with the subject being discussed."

  3. Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "If too many people are involved in a task or activity, it will not be done well."

  4. Every Dog Has
    Its Day

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "Everyone will have good luck or success at some point in their lives."

  5. A bad workman always blames his tools

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "A person who has done something badly will seek to lay the blame on their equipment rather than admit their own lack of skill."

  6. A bird in hand is
    worth two in the bush

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "The things we already have are more valuable than the things we only hope to get."

  7. A chain is only as strong
    as its weakest link.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "A group or organisation is only as strong as the weakest or least powerful person."

  8. A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "A person in desperate need of help will grab hold of some help, even if it is insignificant."

  9. All that glitters
    is not gold.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "Things that look good outwardly may not be as valuable or good."

  10. An empty vessel
    makes much noise.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "Foolish or stupid people are the most talkative."

  11. An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "A little precaution before a crisis hits is better than lot of firefighting afterwards."

  12. A stitch in time
    saves nine.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "It’s better to deal with problems immediately rather than wait by when they worsen and become much bigger."

  13. Barking dogs seldom bite.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "People who appear threatening rarely do harm."

  14. Better to wear out
    than to rust out.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "It is better to remain active than to be idle."

  15. Don’t bite the hand
    that feeds you.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "Don’t act badly toward the person who has helped you or from whom you derive some benefits, for you may lose those benefits in future."

  16. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "Don’t make plans based on future events that may not happen at all."

  17. It’s no use crying
    over spilt milk.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "There is no point in staying upset over a mistake because you can’t undo what has happened."

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