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  English Proverbs and Sayings 


Alphabetical lists of proverbs - list A5

List A, page 5 : from: "all in good time"   to:  "ask me no questions"  



  • All in good time.
    • Be patient. Things will happen when the time is right.

  • All is fair in love and war.
    • Things that are done in love or war can often be excused.

  • All's well that ends well.
    • There is a solution to everything even if there are doubts.

  • All roads lead to Rome
    • There are many different ways to reach an objective.

  • All things grow with time -  except grief.
    • As time goes by, grief subsides little by little.

  • All things are difficult before they are easy.
    • With practice everything becomes easier.

  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    • Everybody needs a certain amount of relaxation. It is not good to work all the time.

  • An ant may well destroy a whole dam.
    • A small problem can sometimes cause a lot of harm.

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
    • Eating an apple every day can help to keep you healthy.
      Other interpretation: A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems.

  • An empty purse frightens away friends.
    • When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear.

  • An Englishman's home is his castle
    • An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys privacy and can do as he wishes.

  • An idle brain is the devil's workshop
    • When you are busy working, you avoid temptation.

  • An old fox is not easily snared.
    • A person of experience is difficult to fool or manipulate.

  • An onion a day keeps everyone away.
    • A humoristic version of "an apple a day..."

  • An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.
    • It is better to be cautious and discreet than to try to be funny.

  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
    • It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage or cure the disease later.

  • Anger is the one thing made better by delay.
    • When you are angry, it is best not to speak or act immediately.

  • Another day, another dollar.
    • A job may be hard or tedious but at least there is some financial reward.

  • Any time means no time.
    • If the date of an event remains vague, it will never happen.

  • (The) apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
    • Children resemble their parents.

  • April showers bring May flowers.
    • Something bad or unpleasant today may bring good things in the future.

  • As you sow, so shall you reap.
    • You have to accept the consequences of your actions.

  • Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.
    • There are subjects one would rather not discuss.

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