Amerikanska ordspråk

Amerikanska ordspråk
By the yard, life is hard. By the inch, it's a cinch.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die.

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.

Christmas comes, but once a year is enough.

Even a dog knows the difference between being stumbled
over and being kicked.

A girl with cotton stockings never sees a mouse.

Close, but no cigar.

Every man has a fool up his sleeve.

A malignant sore throat is a danger;
a malignant throat not sore is worse.

Crap or get off the pot.

Every man has one black patch,
and some have two.

A man can die just once.

Don't close the barn door after
the horse runs away.

Every man hath a fool in his sleeve.

A man can't do more than he can do.

What says Don Ferdinando?

Don't cry over spilt milk.

Every man hath his hobby-horse.

A man is as big as the things that made him mad.

Don't cry till you are out of the wood.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

Feed sparingly and defy the physician.

A miss is as good as a mile.

Don't hide your light under a bushel.

Fish or cut bait.

A poor man is always behind.

Don't judge a book by its cover.

For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day.

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Free ships, free goods.

All men are fools, but all fools are not men.

Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

All men are not cast in the same mold.

Don't throw out your dirty water until you get in fresh.

Gold is where you find it.

An American will go to hell for a bag of coffee.

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Bad news travels fast.

Don't upset the apple cart.

Bad planning on your part does not constitute
an emergency on my part.

Don't use a lot where a little will
do.

Bad the crow, bad the egg.

Easy come, easy go.

Boys will be boys.

Easy does it.

It takes nine months to have a baby, no matter how many people you put on the job
Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it.

Make love, not war.

Pain is forgotten where gain
comes.

The bad gardener quarrels with his rake.

You can't fit a round peg in a square hole.

It takes one to know one.

Never say die.

Stand up, cent, let the dollar sit down.

Turnabout is fair play.

Ignorance is a form of environmental pollution.

Men apt to promise are apt to forget.

Putting the cart before the horse.

The reason some people are stingy is also the reason
they are rich.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Many speak much who cannot speak well.

Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.

The mountains are never so far apart but the animals
find one another.

If you can't ride two horses
at once, you shouldn't be in the circus.

Man is the only animal who can be skinned twice.

Put your money where your mouth is.

The most dangerous food is a wedding cake.

In God we trust; all others pay cash.

Men seek less to be instructed than applauded.

Republicans will do anything for the poor except get
off their backs.

The show must go on.



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