Fall between two stools – Proverb

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Beggars can’t be choosers – English proverb

 

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For those who don’t know the meaning of “beggar”:

BEGGAR => a person who lives by asking for money, food, etc.

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Humiliations of being a midlife renter: HANNAH BETTS is 45, gainfully employed – and has never been a homeowner

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A watched pot never boils – English proverb

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Example sentences from the web:

  •  Whoever said “a watched pot never boils” obviously didn’t own a microwave.
  • Jane was nine months pregnant and Tom hovered over her anxiously. She said, “You might as well go away and play some golf. A watched pot never boils, you know!”
  • There’s no point sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring. A watched pot never boils.

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“A good husband makes a good wife” – English proverb

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Example sentence:

  • Don’t blame your wife for being quick-tempered with you; you haven’t been kind to her lately. A good husband makes a good wife!
    QUICK-TEMPERED => becoming angry quickly and easily.

“To steal someone’s thunder” – English proverb

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Example sentences from the web:

– Mike stole my thunder when he said he had done all the work. That isn’t  true. In fact, I did most of it!
– What do you mean by coming in here and stealing my thunder? I’m in charge here!
– She stole my thunder, just like she stole last week’s pantsuit design from Versace.

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Post & articles on the web with his saying (click on the images to read the whole post/article):

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“You snooze, you lose.” – English proverb

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Example sentences from the web:

  • John: Hey! I wanted a glass of milk too!
    Sarah: It’s too late. You snooze, you lose.
  • Isabel: Mark is so selfish, he knew I wanted to go to the show, but yesterday he bought the last ticket for himself.
    Cristina: If it was so important, why didn’t you buy the ticket before? You snooze, you lose.

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