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1.

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE


BOLD
MEANING
Courageous action is
often rewarded. The phrase
encourages people to do
what scares them.
EXAMPLE
A variation is "fortune favours the
brave.
I know you're nervous about asking
for a raise, but keep in mind that
fortune favours the boldyou'll
never get anything if you don't ask
for it.
2. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD
HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU
MEANING
Treat other people with the concern
and kindness you would like them to
show toward you.
EXAMPLE

This is The Golden Rule: "Do


unto others as you would
have them do unto you."
3. YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER
BUT YOU CANT MAKE IT DRINK
MEANING
You can offer somebody an opportunity
to do something but you cant
force them to do it.
EXAMPLE

His parents promised to give him anything


he wanted if he went back to school, but
he still refused to do so .Well, you can lead
a horse to water but you cant make it
drink
4. THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE
GREASE
MEANING
the person who complains
or protests the loudest
attracts attention and
service.
EXAMPLE

Becky begged for months to her


parents for a new car and she
somehow got it. Squeaky wheel gets
the grease, I guess.
5. A CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS
ITS WEAKEST LINK
MEANING
If one part of something is weak, it
jeopardizes the integrity, quality, or
effectiveness of the whole.
EXAMPLE

I need to make sure that everyone


on our debate team is well-
prepared, since a chain is only as
strong as its weakest link.
6. NEVER LOOK AT A GIFT HORSE IN
THE MOUTH
MEANING
Do not unappreciatively
question a gift or
handout too closely.
EXAMPLE

I know you dont like the dress very


much, but it was a gift; you should not
look a gift horse in the mouth.
7. DISCRETION IS THE GREATER
PART OF VALOUR
MEANING
something that you say which means
that it is better to be careful and think
before you act than it is to
be brave and take risks
EXAMPLE

She decided not to voice her


opposition to the Chairman's
remarks. Perhaps discretion was
the better part of valour.
8. YOU CANT MAKE AN OMELETTE
WITHOUT BREAKING A FEW EGGS
MEANING
To gain something, you
have to pay the price
in return; to reach your
goals you may need
to make some
sacrifices.
EXAMPLE

You need to study hard for that


exam and stay away from your
family and friends for a while
to concentrate. I know it is
hard; however, you know you
can't make an omelette
without breaking a few eggs.
9. ONE MANS TRASH IS ANOTHER
MANS TREASURE
Something that one person
considers worthless may be
considered valuable by someone
else.
EXAMPLE
A: Bob's uncle is always going through
people's garbage, looking for old stuff.
B: One man's trash is another man's
treasure.
10. BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE
BEHOLDER
MEANING
Different people have different ideas
about what is beautiful.
EXAMPLES

Bob: I can't believe Ted bought that


ugly old car.
Fred: He loves it. Beauty is in the
eye of the beholder