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homoe 01-20-2019 12:30 PM

"Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained"...........



Risks must be taken in order to achieve anything significant or meaningful: if you donít take a risk, you wonít get a reward


Sidebar: The saying dates back to Chaucer (c. 1374) and is similar to the late fourteenth century French proverb: Qui onques rien n'enprist riens n'achieva (He who never undertook anything never achieved anything)

homoe 01-20-2019 07:12 PM

"Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree"................



A child usually has a similar character or similar qualities to his or her parents.

homoe 01-26-2019 09:57 AM

"Have One Foot In The Grave" / "At Death's Door"



To be on the verge of death: very old and in ill health.

homoe 01-29-2019 10:49 AM

"Not The Brightest Crayon In The Box"........


A kinder way to say someone isn't very smart..

homoe 01-29-2019 11:10 AM

" Best-laid Plans"



Said when something ends poorly or differently than expected, despite preparations for success. It is an abbreviated version of "The Best-laid Plans Of Mice And Men Often Go Astray."

homoe 02-04-2019 06:18 PM

"Shoes On The Other Foot"..................



Literally wearing the right shoe on the left foot would be quite uncomfortable, and this notion is implied in this idiom, which suggests that changing places is not equally beneficial to both parties. The roles (of two or more people) have been reversed, especially roles that were the opposite of each other.

homoe 02-06-2019 10:54 AM

"Testing The Water"(s)...........


To informally or casually attempt to gauge the reaction of a potential audience or recipient of something, or to try to get an idea of what something will be like before actually doing it.

Likened to feeling the temperature of water before getting in.

homoe 02-06-2019 11:08 AM

"Time Will Tell".........


The true meaning, result, or outcome will only be known in the future or after more time has passed.

The fact that future events are unknown and that the outcome of a desired situation cannot be ascertained at the time until said future events unfold.

homoe 02-08-2019 09:57 AM

"Food For Thought". .....



If something is described as providing food for thought, it's worth seriously thinking about or considering. ... Anything that gives you a reason to stop and ponder is food for thought. Something that provides mental stimulus for thinking.

homoe 02-08-2019 10:03 AM

"Like A Dog With A Bone"..............



When someone just won't let go of an issue. To be fixated on a particular topic.

homoe 02-11-2019 10:16 AM

"Put (one's) Best Foot Forward"...........



To try to act as an ideal version of oneself, typically to try to impress others. To put your best food forward is to do your best or present yourself in the best possible way; to make the best impression you can.

homoe 02-11-2019 07:19 PM

" Don't Stumble Over Something Behind You".........


It's time to focus on the present and not the past or past mistakes. It's time to stop dwelling in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. It's time to release the burden of the past and seize today's opportunity.

homoe 02-21-2019 08:58 AM

"To Fall On Deaf Ears".........



For talks, ideas, or suggestions to be ignored or disregarded by the persons they were intended for.

homoe 02-25-2019 10:47 AM

"A Day Late And A Dollar Short"........


Too late to be of any benefit.

homoe 02-28-2019 08:41 AM

"Take With A Grain of Salt"....................




To consider or evaluate something, such as a statement, while keeping in mind that it may not be completely true or accurate, typically due to the unreliability of the source.

homoe 03-02-2019 05:16 AM

"Fork In The Road"..........


A fork in the road is a point where you have to make a decision and choose which possibility you are going to stick with.

homoe 03-02-2019 05:19 AM

"In The Driver's Seat"...............




If you say that someone is in the driver's seat, you mean that they are in control in a situation. To be in a position of power.

homoe 03-02-2019 11:35 AM

"Save For A Rainy Day".............."Put Something Aside For A Rainy Day"



To reserve something, especially money, for use in a time or period of unforeseen difficulty, trouble, or need.

homoe 03-04-2019 08:47 AM

"Gone To The Dogs"...........


To deteriorate: something on the downgrade, something that is worse than it used to be.

homoe 03-09-2019 10:44 AM

"Get Someone's Goat"..............



To annoy or irritate someone.


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