Slang Quotes and What They Mean.......
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- Hiya Guys and Dolls,
Some slang quotes are really crazy and i often wonder where they came from or there has been a few i didn't quite understand. If you have any famous quotes you use or have heard please add to them!
Here is one.....
"Bite the Hand That Feeds You"
Definition: Turn on someone that has supported you. 2: Turn against a benefactor, a friend or a supporter. 3: Repay support with wrong.
Explanation: Used when talking about someone who does not appreciate those who have helped him / her
Not sure where that quote one came from. But i can totally relate to it sadly enough.
Use Your Imagination
A Bird in the Hand is worth Two in the Bush!
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This one i come across daily with temptations issues.. and it's very true, so many times we want to sacrifice what we have for something we think is better, face the wheel of chance and risk losing everything.. I've learned to keep my bird in my hand, but there are those times where.... yeah, we all done it..
I know this is long but it is VERY interesting reading..
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," means it is better off to have something, rather than take a risk and lose everything. This is another popular phrase that is used quite often, yet many people do not know the real meaning. In researching the phrase, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," I discovered that the earliest recorded instance of this exact phrase was printed in a newspaper in 1833. The quote in the newspaper refers to the adage as "old," though exactly how old it is cannot be determined. "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" can be found in different versions as early as the 16th century. A book written by Hugh Rhodes in 1530 contains the phrase "Better one byrde in handle than ten in the d."
In the Middle Ages, "The Bird in Hand" referred to pubs in the United Kingdom and reports indicate there are many pubs carrying the same name today. Many speculate that this came about during mediaeval times. The bird referred to was the falcon and the two in the bush referred to its prey. It is uncertain when the term arrived in the United States, however in the early 1700's a small town in Pennsylvania was founded with the name "Bird in Hand." The phrase could have also derived from biblical terms in Ecclesiastes which states, "A living dog is better than a dead lion."
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," can be applied to many situations today. It is most commonly used when someone should consider taking advantage of what they have, rather than risking having nothing at all in an attempt to get gain. For instance, in a job search, you have been offered a position, but you are considering holding out for another. One may tell you "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
Thank You Lips, I'm a fan of quotes in the highest regards!!
A chip on your shoulder: Being upset with something that happened in the past
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A Dime A Dozen: Something that is easy to get, common.
A Doubting Thomas: Someone who is skeptical and needs proof of something
A leopard can't change his spots: You cannot change who you are.
A Piece Of Cake: Something that is easy to do
An arm and a Leg: Something expensive
Bend Over Backwards: Willing to do anything to help someone
Hell In a Handbasket: Heading for catastrophe or disaster
Hit The Sack: Go to sleep
Okay... enough for now.. back to work.
- Riding Shotgun: Riding in the front seat of the car, passenger side.
Smell A Rat: Detecting someone is not being honest, telling the truth
The Ball Is In Your Court: Your turn to make a decision
Tie The Knot: To get married
Knocked Up: Pregnant, with child
Til The Cows Come Home: A Long Time
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