List of proverbs and meanings

  • A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain
  • A barking dog never bites
  • A best friend is like a four leaf clover, Hard to find and lucky to have
  • A bird can sing with a broken wing, but you cant pluck feathers off a frog
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • A black plum is as sweet as a white
  • A book holds a house of gold
  • A book is like a garden carried in the pocket
  • A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it
  • A friend is not so soon gotten as lost
  • A friend to all is a friend to none
  • A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread
  • A gentleman without an estate is a pudding without suet
  • A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath
  • A golden key opens all doors
  • A good beginning makes a good ending
  • A good conscience is the best divinity
  • A good denial, the best point in law
  • A scalded cat fears cold water
  • A shining example
  • A short absence quickens love, a long absence kills it
  • A slap on the back is only a few inches away from a kick in the butt
  • A slip of the tongue is no fault of the mind and he who laughs is very unkind
  • A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den
  • A Small Spark Makes a Great Fire
  • A soft answer turneth away wrath
  • A sprat to catch a mackerel
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