This saying basically promotes the idea that eating apples will make you healthier, and as a result you won’t need to call or go to the doctor as often. Apples contain Vitamin C, which aids the immune system, and reduces cholesterol. Apples can also reduce tooth decay.
“There’s a black sheep in every flock” implies that there is a scoundrel in every family. Someone whose behaviour is considered by the family to be bad, a disgrace or embarrassing. It could also mean that there is always one person who is special or who doesn’t behave or perform like the others. It could […]
This is a simile which is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, so, if someone’s like a bear with a sore head, they are very irritable, they complain a lot about something and are in a bad mood when you wake up.
“There’s not enough room to swing a cat” is used to describe a place, room or space that is very small and awkwardly confined.
“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.
“To pull a rabbit out of a hat” means that you produce something seemingly out of nowhere or do something unexpected but ingeniously effective in response to a problem.
“Two wrongs don’t make a right” is used to emphasize that it is not acceptable for someone to do wrong, to be unjust or dishonest just because someone did something bad to them first, or just because someone else did the same thing before. It is never right to wrong someone, even if they have […]
“A bad workman blames his tools”: A workman’s success or failure is determined not by the tools he works with but by how he employs the tools he has. People who can make use of what is available to them can make a success of any work given to them. If a person does something […]
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. “There’s not enough room to swing a cat” is used to describe a place, room or space that is very small and awkwardly […]
“don’t judge a book by its cover” means: you shouldn’t prematurely form an opinion or prejudge (an issue or person) based purely on its initial appearance. You cannot judge the quality or character of someone or something simply by looking at that person or thing’s appearance because after taking a deeper look, the person or […]