The following is a brief and fairly random collection of common, unusual and bizarre sayings and expressions to be found in the English language.
Saying: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
Category: Commonplace amongst semi-educated persons in the UK (ie anyone over 40).
Rating: ‘Unlikely to cause offence’.
‘Meaning’ – it may be advisable to avoid ‘gambling’ all your endeavours, wealth, energy etc upon just one idea or project. If the project fails, then you will have lost everything.
Saying: “aut viam inveniam aut facian”
Category: Uncommon, occasionally found amongst better educated individuals and ‘smart arses’ wishing to impress by using Latin.
Meaning: “I will either find a way or make one”
Saying: “Yeh can’t make neither arseholes nor watercress out of ‘em!
‘Meaning’ (allegedly) someone is behaving in a strange manner – irrational, unseemly, certainly surprising.
This latter saying is brought to you courtesy of now late father in law Tom, who was in life a builder by profession and therefore possessed unusually (common) communication skills.
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