What does ‘Do not count your chickens before they are hatched’ mean? ‘Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched’ means; Plans should not be made on the assumption that something expected will happen in the future. Don’t rely on or don’t be over-confident about a result before it is certain or has happened. Depending on […]
“A leopard can’t change its spots” is the notion that things cannot change their innate nature. A person cannot change who they are (their character), no matter how hard they try. This person’s character, especially if it is bad, will not change, even if they pretend it has. Be the first to get our new […]
There’s not enough room to swing a cat is said about a room or area that is very small or so full that you have not got much space to do anything.
“It’s no good/use crying over spilt milk” It is pointless regretting something that has already happened or gone wrong and can not be changed.
What does “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” means? The English idiom “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” means: It is very difficult to change someone’s character or to make someone abandon their habits, or the way they do something when they have been used to doing things in a particular […]
“it’s raining cats and dogs”, is used to describe an especially heavy rain fall. In other words a downpour (raining very hard).
He who sleeps with dogs will rise up with fleas is a cautionary statement meaning: If you hang out or associate with the wrong kind of people.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys means; Offering inadequate payment (peanuts) for employment will only attract incompetent staff (monkeys).
What does “Actions speak louder than words” mean? “Actions speak louder than words” means; What people actually do or the action they take is more important and shows intentions and feelings more clearly than if they merely talk about doing something. It is often used when someone says they will do something or promises to […]
What does “While the cat is away, the mice will play” mean? “While the cat is away, the mice will play” means; unsupervised people will naturally take advantage of the absence or lack of attention of someone in authority, and will enjoy their freedom by relaxing and doing as they please. Be the first to […]