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A bad workman always blames his tools

A careless or unskilled worker blames bad work on his tools rather than himself.

A new broom sweeps clean

A person newly appointed is always eager and enthusiastic in his work.

Don't judge a book by its cover

Do not be deceived by appearances.

Blood is thicker than water

Family ties are stronger than any other.

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Do not make plans based on something that has not happened.

Don't make a mountain out of a molehill

Do not make a big fuss or issue over something minor or small

Experience is the best teacher

The best way to learn a job is to do it.

The last straw that broke the camel's back

The final thing that, when added to a bad or unpleasant situation, causes failure or ruin.

Look at the bright side

Be optimistic

Make hay while the sun shines

Seize opportunities

Out of sight, out of mind

You will soon forget friends you do not meet or keep in contact with.

A leopard cannot change its spots

A person's nature cannot change.

There are two sides to every question

  There are always two ways of looking at something
     

Too many cooks spoil the broth

  Too many people doing the same thing at the same time will not be successful
     

We never miss the water till the well runs dry

  You only realize the importance of something when it is gone
     

To put the cart before the horse

  To do something in an incorrect order
     

Bite off more than one can chew

  To try to do something one is unable to do or incapable of doing.
     

Half a loaf is better than none

  It's better to have or receive less than one desires than to have or receive nothing at all.
     

Have an old head on young shoulders

  Youngsters who possess qualities of wisdom one would only expect to find in experienced older people.
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Have eyes in the back of one's head

  An ability to know what is happening not within the scope of one's vision.
     

If it's not one thing it's another

  The troubles seem to go on and on without end.
     

The sky is the limit

  There is no upper limit to something
     

A trouble shared is a trouble halved

  Your troubles seem half as great when you discuss them with someone else
     

A watched pot never boils

  If you watch or wait for something to get done or to happen it seems to take forever
     

Worship the ground somebody walks on

  Very much in love with somebody
     

Between a rock and a hard place

  To be in a difficult situation from which there seems to be no escape
     

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

  To be clean and tidy is just as important as being spiritually good and religious.
     

Money is the root of all evil

  Crimes and wickedness are associated with money.
     

Two's company, three's a crowd

  It is always fun while there are only two people whereas the third person is an unwelcome intrusion.
     
It takes all sorts to make a world   You should not expect everyone to think and act as you do.
     

Jump from the frying pan into the fire

  To go from a bad position to a worse one.
     

Go from the sublime to the ridiculous

  Move from one situation which is wonderful or perfect to another which is absurd or awful
     

One swallow doesn't make a summer

  One success doesn't guarantee complete success
     

Truth is stranger than fiction

  Real life can be more incredible than anything which can be imagined
     
You can't have your cake and eat it   You must choose between two things as it is impossible to have both at the same time
     

A miss is as good as a mile

  Something that one already has is better than something that one may not be able to get
     

As you make your bed so must you lie on it

  You must accept the consequences of your act
     

Cut your coat according to your cloth

  Live within your income; don't be too ambitious in your plans
     
 
 

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