– Sayings – Letter P –
A collection of common and not-so-common Sayings starting with the Letter “P” – Organized by Subject, Object, or however it logically makes sense. 😉
- “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” – This is a phrase that is often confused to mean that a nice photograph or painting can have many wonderful things said about it. But what it ACTUALLY means is that, it could take a thousand words to try to express something what a beautiful picture could express with absolutely no words at all.
- “Practice Makes Perfect“ – This common Saying can also be classified as an Aphorism, an Interjection, and a Proverb. It is very often used as an Interjection when someone makes a mistake or does something “imperfectly”, and is said as a remind that person should not to be concerned about it; that he or she only needs to “practice” more and then “perfection” can/may be obtained.
- “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – This Idiomatic Saying can also be classified as an Aphorism, an Interjection, and a Proverb, and can be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb. It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism: (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:
“to do things in the proper order”
But, this phrase is less focused on the “foundational” elements of a process, and is used more to say something like:
“Do steps 1, 2, and 3, before moving on the step 4.”
This is indicated by the fact that one must “put the horse in front of the cart” before that one can expect to get the cart moving anywhere. – (See Also: “Build The House From The Ground Up”)
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