Sonntag, 4. August 2013

Englische Sprichwörter

Sprichworte aus England

_ A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

_ A cobbler should stick to his last.

_ A danger foreseen is a danger avoided.

_ A dog does not eat a dog.

_ A friend in need is a friend indeed.

_ A golden key can open any door.

_ A lie has no legs.

_ A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.

_ A miss is as good as a mile.

_ A penny saved is a penny earned.

_ A Roland for an Oliver.

_ A rolling stone gathers no moss.

_ A shoe too large trips one up.

_ A stitch in time saves nine.

_ Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

_ Actions speak louder than words.

_ After the gathering comes the scattering.

_ All mouth and no trousers.

_ All roads lead to Rome.

_ All's fair in love and war.

_ All's well that ends well.

_ All that glitters is not gold.

_ All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

_ An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

_ An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

_ An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

_ Any Tom, Dick or Harry.

_ As broad as it is long.

_ As you make your bed so you must lie on it.

_ Bad weeds grow tall.

_ Barking dogs seldom bite.

_ Barking up the wrong tree.

_ Beating around the bush.

_ Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

_ Before you can say knife.

_ Beggars can't be choosers.

_ Better late than never.

_ Better safe than sorry.

_ Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

_ Beware of the doctor, whose wife sells cemetery plots, whose brother owns a granite quarry, and whose father deals in shovels.

_ Birds of a feather flock together.

_ Blood is thicker than water.

_ Business before pleasure.

_ Carry coal to Newcastle.

_ Charity begins at home.

_ Children and fools tell the truth.

_ Clothes make the man.

_ Curiosity killed the cat.

_ Dirty water will quench fire.

_ Dog eat dog.

_ Dog don’t eat dog.

_ Don’t count the chickens before they are hatched.

_ Don’t cross your bridges until you come to them.

_ Don’t judge a book by its cover.

_ Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

_ Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

_ Don’t cry over spilt milk.

_ Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill.

_ Don’t paint the devil on the wall.

_ Don't hate the player, hate the game!

_ Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

_ Easier said than done.

_ Easy come, easy go.

_ Every cloud has a silver lining.

_ Every dog has its day.

_ Every Jack will find his Jill.

_ Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

_ Far from eye far from heart.

_ Fine feathers make fine birds.

_ First come, first served.

_ First things first.

_ Forewarned is forearmed.

_ For the world, you are somebody, but for somebody you are the world.

_ Free things always hurt.

_ Give a dog a bad name and hang him.

_ Give him an inch and he will take a yard.

_ Good appetite is the best sauce.

_ Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.

_ Great minds think alike.

_ Harm set, harm get.

_ Haste makes waste.

_ Hawks will not pick out hawks' eyes.

_ He is a chip off the old block.

_ He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

_ He who has the gold, makes the rules.

_ He who laughs last laughs longest.

_ He who pays the piper calls the tune.

_ Health is better than wealth.

_ Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

_ Hell if I know.

_ His word is as good as his bond.

_ Hoist the Jolly Roger!

_ Honesty is the best policy.

_ Human blood is all one colour.

_ Hunger is the best sauce.

_ I'm all ears.

_ In for a penny, in for a pound.

_ I like to be a fly on the wall.

_ It never rains but it pours.

_ It only happens once in a blue moon.

_ It takes two to tango.

_ It's not over until the fat lady sings.

_ It's nothing to write home about.

_ It's raining cats and dogs.

_ It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion in the ocean.

_ It's the last straw that breaks the camel's back.

_ If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.

_ Keep your breath to cool your porridge.

_ Kill two birds with one stone.

_ Laughter is the best medicine.

_ Let sleeping dogs lie.

_ Let's call it a day.

_ Little by little one goes far.

_ Long story short.

_ Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.

_ Like a bolt from the blue.

_ Like father, like son.

_ Look before you leap.

_ Love is blind.

_ Many hands make light work.

_ Make hay while the sun shines.

_ Make yourself at home.

_ Man proposes, God disposes.

_ Many cooks spoil the broth.

_ Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

_ Money isn't everything.

_ Must you always get into a huff?

_ My heart is in my boots.

_ My home is my castle.

_ Monkey see monkey do.

_ Necessity begets ingenuity.

_ Necessity is the mother of invention.

_ Necessity knows no law.

_ Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

_ Never say never.

_ Never say die.

_ Never touch a running system.

_ New broom sweeps clean.

_ Nice and easy, does it all the time.

_ Not my cup of tea.

_ No news is good news.

_ No pain, no gain.

_ Nothing is older than Yesterday.

_ Nothing lasts forever.

_ Nothing succeeds like success.

_ Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

_ Not to see the wood for the trees.

_ Once a liar, always a liar.

_ Once bitten twice shy.

_ One beetle recognizes another.

_ One good turn deserves another.

_ One man's meat is another man's poison.

_ Opposites attract.

_ Out of sight, out of mind.

_ Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

_ People in glass houses should not throw stones.

_ Practice makes perfect.

_ Prevention is better than cure.

_ Pride goes before a fall.

_ Robert's your uncle, Fanny's your aunt.

_ Rome wasn't built in a day.

_ Say what you mean and mean what you say.

_ Say, what you mean, and you get, what you want.

_ Snug as a bug in a rug.

_ Stick your head into the sands.

_ Strike while the iron is hot.

_ Strictly for the birds.

_ Talk of the devil.

_ That ship has sailed.

_ That's the way the cookie crumbles.

_ The best is yet to come.

_ The devil takes the hindmost.

_ The dogs have not eaten up the end of the day.

_ The early bird catches the worm.

_ The early riser gets through his business but not through early rising.

_ The end justifies the means.

_ The eyes of love are blind.

_ The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

_ The jury is still out.

_ The laugh is always on the loser.

_ The lie often goes further than the truth.

_ The path to hell is paved with good resolutions.

_ The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb grey hairs.

_ The person with least knowledge talks most.

_ The pitcher goes often to the well and gets broken at last.

_ The pot calling the kettle black.

_ The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

_ The quill is mightier than the sword.

_ The slow horse reaches the mill.

_ The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

_ The straw that breaks the camel's back.

_ The wish was father to the thought.

_ There's life in the old dog yet.

_ There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip.

_ There's no accounting for taste.

_ There's no fool like an old fool.

_ There’s no use crying over spilt milk.

_ There’s no place like home.

_ They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

_ Thick as a brick.

_ Third time is a charm.

_ Time is a great healer.

_ Time will tell.

_ Tit for tat.

_ To be as hungry as a horse.

_ To be at a loss.

_ To be caught between a rock and a hard place.

_ To carry coals to Newcastle.

_ To each saint his candle.

_ To eat humble pie.

_ To get one's ducks in a row.

_ To give quickly is to give double.

_ To go from rags to riches.

_ Too many cooks spoil the broth.

_ To put one's foot in one's mouth.

_ To put the cart before the horse.

_ To ride shotgun.

_ To set the fox to keep the geese.

_ Two fries short of a happy meal

_ Twice the pride, double the fall.

_ Up the creek without a paddle.

_ Use your head to save your feet.

_ Variety is the spice of life.

_ Waste not, want not.

_ What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.

_ What goes around, comes around.

_ What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

_ What you deserve is what you get.

_ When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

_ When the cat’s away, the mice will play.

_ Where's a will, there's a way.

_ Who fights can lose, who doesn't fight has already lost.

_ You can't examine the teeth of a gift horse.

_ You can't get blood from a stone.

_ You can't have your cake and eat it.

_ You can't make a silk purse out of sow's ear.

_ You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

_ You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

_ You can wait till the cows come home.

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