Sayings/idioms | Proverbs
It is added to the end of sentences to mean that something will be successful.
"Bob's your Uncle" is a way of saying "you're all set" or "you've got it made." It's a catch phrase dating back to 1887, when British Prime Minister Robert Cecil (a.k.a. Lord Salisbury) decided to appoint a certain Arthur Balfour to the prestigious and sensitive post of Chief Secretary for Ireland.
Not lost on the British public was the fact that Lord Salisbury just happened to be better known to Arthur Balfour as "Uncle Bob." In the resulting furor over what was seen as an act of blatant nepotism, "Bob's your uncle" became a popular sarcastic comment applied to any situation where the outcome was preordained by favoritism. As the scandal faded in public memory, the phrase lost its edge and became just a synonym for "no problem."
By James Harris
Remain cheerful - keep your head held high.
A weakling; an ineffectual person.
Working for many hours without getting enough rest
Think you can eat more than you can
'My eyes were bigger than my belly, I couldn't eat every thing I had put on my plate'
Have a good nights sleep
An exclamation of surprise
An exclamation of annoyance.
A person who is excessively or extremely talkative can talk the hind legs off a donkey.
Let me make you a cup of tea
Do you want some tea?
Run extremely fast
He/she has passed away (died)
There's always something good in bad times.
If you deal with something when it first shows signs of becoming a problem, you prevent the problem and all its associated trouble and extra work.
You have to try or you won't get anything.
From one problem to another. By one's effort to get out of a very bad situation, one managed to get into an even worse one.
People often don't like the same things.
Don't question good luck.
You can give a person a chance, but you can't make him or her take it.
You always think that other peoples lives are better than yours.
We don't have to pay for the things that are really valuable, like love, friendship, good health etc.
Don't worry about problems before they arrive.
There is a limit to everything. We can load the camel with lots of straw, but finally it will be too much and the camel's back will break. And it is only a single straw that breaks its back - the last straw.
This can be applied to many things in life. People often say "That's the last straw!" when they will not accept any more of something.
If we have the determination to do something, we can always find the path or method to do it.
If we get married quickly, without thinking carefully, we may be sorry later. And we will have plenty of time to be sorry.
If we have a problem, we may find the answer after a good night's sleep.
People also say: "I'll sleep on it."
This is a metaphor and is applied to people. Just like we need to read a book to know if it's good or bad. We can't always know what people are like by the way they look.
'Bad news' means news about 'bad' things like accidents, death, illness etc. People tend to tell this type of news quickly. But 'good news' (passing an exam, winning some money, getting a job etc) travels more slowly.
Birds of a feather means birds of the same type. The whole proverb means that people of the same type or sort stay together. They don't mix with people of another type
An injunction to be tolerant of people who are different from onself.
Many women have won a man's love by cooking delicious meals for him. They fed his stomach and found love in his heart.
"It is better not to be taught at all than to be taught badly."
It's better not to learn something rather than learn it badly.
Something that is easy to learn is easy to forget.