– Proverbs – Letter O –
An alphabetical collection of common and not-so-common Proverbs. Since many Proverbs (often-times referred to as, “Sayings”) have slightly different forms depending on who is saying them, they are organized by either the Noun or Verb in the sentence. If you do not find the Proverb that you are looking for, try the search box. If that doesn’t work, let me know in the comments below… I’ll add it for you.
- “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew” – This Idiomatic Proverb can also be classified as an Aphorism, Interjection, a Proverb, and a Saying – and can be turned into a Phrasal Verb which implies that… There is only a certain amount that one person can “chew”, and if one tries to “bite off” more than he or she can “chew”, he or she will end up in a difficult situation and/or will end up wasting (whatever it is he or she is chewing) – Idiomatically, it is used to give the advice that:
“One should not accept or take on more than he or she has the capacity and ability to handle at any given moment in time, or in any specific situation”…
- “When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens“ – This Idiomatic Proverbs is Prepositional and can also be classified as an Aphorism, and an Interjection, and implies that… when one opportunity or situation (“door”) ends or is no longer available (“closes”) – then there is, almost always, another situation or opportunity (“door”) which is, or soon becomes, available (“opens”). As an Interjection, this phrase is used in order to “cheer up” someone who is upset about the loss of some opportunity.
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