A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
Meaning: Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.
Em português: “mais vale um pássaro na mão do que dois voando”
Exemplo: “Dan has asked me to go to a party with him. What if my boyfriend finds out? I don’t know if I should go.” Reply: “Don’t go. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.“
A Blessing In Disguise
Meaning: Something good that isn’t recognized at first.
Em português: Algo bom, que não é reconhecido à primeira vista ou um problema que vira um benefício.
Exemplo: “I lost my job and was upset at first, but I found a better one and have been much happier since.” Answer: “Losing your job was just a blessing in disguise!”
A Chip On Your Shoulder
Meaning: Being upset for something that happened in the past.
Em português: Ficar bravo ou irritado por causa de algo que aconteceu no passado.
Exemplo: “He lost his game this morning, and now he has a chip on his shoulder.
A Dime A Dozen
Meaning: Anything that is common and easy to get. Very cheap, low priced. Dirt cheap.
Em português: Algo fácil de conseguir ou muito barato.
Exemplo: “He can remember when eggs were cheap – a dime a dozen”.
A Doubting Thomas
Meaning: A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.
Em português: Alguém cético, que precisa de evidências físicas e pessoais para acreditar em algo.
Exemplo: In my eyes, CaptainDaniel is a real doubting Thomas, he refused to believe what I said factually.
A Drop in the Bucket
Meaning: A very small part of something big or whole. A tiny piece, the tip of the iceberg.
Em português: Algo muito pequeno que faz parte de algo maior.
Exemplo: Well, my knowledge in the field is but a drop in the bucket.
A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted
Meaning: It’s easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.
Em português: Um pessoa tola perde seu dinheiro facilmente.
Exemplo: “How is it that you left home with 20 dollars but you come home with nothing? A fool and his money are easily parted!”
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
Meaning: Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.
Em português: Todos tem que se unir e trabalhar junto ou as coisas não vão funcionar.
Exemplo: ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’ I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free(Abraham Lincoln.)
A Leopard Can’t Change His Spots
Meaning: You cannot change who you are.
Em português: Você não pode mudar quem você é.
Exemplo: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?” (Jer 13:23)
A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned
Meaning: By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).
Em português: Não gastando dinheiro você junta dinheiro, aos poucos claro.
Exemplo: “I’m going to give you $20 but I want you to put it in the bank; a penny saved is a penny earned!”