Старые английские пословицы

A shy cat makes a proud mouse

Every dog has his day

A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit

A cat in gloves catches no mice

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Every dog is a lion at home

Wait for the cat to jump

Time is money

Every ass loves to hear himself bray

We never know the value of water till the well is dry

Everybody’s business is nobody’s business

If things were to be done twice all would be wise

The best fish swim near the bottom

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop

Beware of a silent dog and still water

Better a glorious death than a shameful life

Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t

An ox is taken by the horns, and a man by the tongue

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Друг в нужде – настоящий друг. Друг познается в беде.

A friend is never known till needed. Друг никогда не известен, пока не понадобится его помощь. Неиспытанный друг ненадежен. Без беды друга не узнаешь.

No longer pipe, no longer dance. Нет дудки – нет и танцев. Изжил нужду, забыл и дружбу. Пироги со стола, друзья со двора.

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