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
Odd or unusual
He/she has passed awat (died)
There's always something good in bad times.
Act early and you can save a lot of time.
You have to try or you won't get anything.
From one problem to another.
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."
We need to read a book to know if it's good or bad. We cannot know what it's like just by looking at the front or back cover. This proverb is applied to everything, not only books.
'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
This proverb suggest that we should not interfere in other people's business. We should live our own lives and let others live their lives.
Many women have won a man's love by cooking delicious meals for him. They fed his stomach and found love in his heart.
This proverb drops the verb "to be". But we understand: "It is better not to be taught at all than to be taught badly." It's better not to learn something than to learn it badly.
Something that is easy to learn is easy to forget.