Sayings – Letter B

–  Sayings – Letter B –


A collection of common and not-so-common Sayings, starting with the Letter “B” – Organized by SubjectObject, or however it logically makes sense. 😉


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  • Build The House From The Ground Up” – This Idiomatic Saying can also be classified as an Aphorism, and can be turned into an Interjection and a Phrasal Verb – and is used to express the advice that:  When one is involved in some process or working on some project, that he or she needs to do things in the proper order, and start with the basic (referring to the “base” or foundation) necessities before doing other things which (though they may be more interesting) can only be beneficial after the foundational elements are firmly in place.  – Read the Full Post Here –  (See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

  • “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew” – This Idiomatic Saying can also be classified as an Aphorism, an Interjection, and a Proverb – 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”…

If this advice is not heeded, the outcome may not be terrible, but it certainly will not be optimal.  –   Read the Full Post Here


(one’s) Eyes Are Bigger Than (one’s) Stomach – See: Sayings – Letter “E”, for “Eyes”


“The Best Revenge Is Living Well” – This is a Saying, an Aphorism, and a Proverb which can also be used as an Interjection to express that one should not think about getting “revenge” against someone, but instead to “live well”  –  To find out more, read the whole blog post…   Read Full Post Here


“We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It” – This Idiomatic Saying can also be classified as an Aphorism, an Interjection, and a Proverb, which is used when someone is discussing or worrying about something (situation/condition/etc.) for-which nothing can be done at the moment (just like, one can not “cross a bridge” until he or she has first gotten there.)  And so, talking or worrying about that “something” in the present, is in-no-way beneficial – and, ultimately, is a complete waste of energy…  “So many people spend so much energy worrying about what we will do when the aliens finally invade, but obviously there is nothing we can do about it now…  *We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it*.”  –   Read the Full Post Here


– ( Sayings – Letter B ) –

 

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