Abird in hand is worth two in the bush.
ABlessing in Disguise?
Afall into the pit, a gain in your wit.
Agood anvil does not fear the hammer.
Agood artist should have his head in the clouds sometimes, but his feet always on the ground.
Aman of great wisdom often appears slow.
Amind bent on returning is like an arrow.
Aplague of pustulant boils upon all their scurvied asses.
Arolling stone gathers no moss.
Awatched pot never boils.
Aword to the wise is sufficient.
After suffering comes happiness.
Agues come on horseback , but go away on foot.
All that is now just water under the bridge.
An eye for an eye.
Any statement against the government is like a red rag to a bull to that minister.
As the saying goes, It is no use crying over spilt milk.
俗话说: “覆水难收. ”
Beard the lion in his den.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Blood is thicker than water, and Bill was part of the dynasty.
By then, all the witnesses were six feet under.
By this means she cast in a bone between the wife and husband.
come hell or high water
Constant dripping wears away the stone.
Distant hills are greener.
Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Don’t count one’s chickens before they are hatched.
Don’t shed crocodile tears to me.
Empty vessels make the most sounds.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Even Homer sometimes nods.
Every brave man is a man of his word.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Everyone has a cross to bear.
Going too far is as bad as not going far enough.
Great minds think alike.
Haughtiness invites disaster , humility receives benefit.
Have the face to do sth.
He asked her to marry him on the spur of the moment.
He certainly has his back to the wall for he has lost his job.
He cut his own throat by being nasty to the boss.
He did write a wonderful book, but it was just a flash in the pan.
He has been made a scapegoat for the company’s failures.
He has no backbone ; when things get difficult, he gives in.
He hasn’t a leg to stand on for his behavior.
He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, outwardly kind but inwardly vicious!
He is on pins and needles.
He is too cocky, Let’s cut him down to size.
He is typical hen – pecked husband.
He planned to participate in the demonstration, but then he got cold feet.
He rests on his laurels.
He set the ball rolling.
He used the party funds to feather his own nest.
He used to rise with the lark.
He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
He was cutting off his nose to spite his face.
He was forced to face up to the situation.
He was left out in the cold at school because he didn’t like sports.
He who laughs last laughs best.
He’ll probably find himself in pocket in a good year.
He’s not going to let it go down the drain now.
He’s really just tilting at windmills.
He’s still on thin ice.
His criticisms of the president stirred up a hornet’s nest.
His face was purple with rage.
His life was hanging by a thread.
His sudden death came as a bolt from the blue.
Iam green with envy.
Iam not a soft touch.
Ibelieve in the maxim ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.
Ican climb in this window if someone gives me a leg up.
Icannot split hairs on that burning query.
Idon’t see eye to eye with him.
Idon’t want to do this, but I think I’d better go through the motions.
Idon’t want you to end up out of pocket.
Ifelt as fit as a fiddle after a hot bath.
Iguess I’m still wet behind the ears.
Ihave my hands full right now.
Ihave the first prize in my back pocket.
Ihave to bring home the bacon.
Ihave to tighten my belt this week.
Ijust lift a finger.
Ilet the cat out of the bag with only one day to go.
Imust help her. After all, she’s my own flesh and blood.
Iwant to put a bug in your ear.
Iwon’t go back on my word.
If I take your medicine, I’ll definitely kick the bucket.
If this is really true, it’ll take a load off my mind.
If you want to be good at tennis, you must keep your hand in.
I’ll never cast pearls before swine.
I’m between the devil and the deep blue sea.
I’m not going with you, I have other fish to fry.
I’m not worthy to touch the hem of her garment.
I’m sure you two will get on like a house on fire.
I’m up to my ears in work at the moment.
In the long run prices are bound to rise.
It has been difficult to have the best of both worlds.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
It is just like looking for a needle in a haystack.
It is oil on the flames.
It made my blood run cold.
It really gets my goat.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
It takes two to tango.
It’s a cross I have to bear.
It’s completely ruined, so we’ll have to start from scratch.
It’s like pulling hen’s teeth to make anything grow in this poor soil.
It’s never wise to put all your eggs in one basket.
It’s no good trying to pull the wool over Harlod’s eyes, he’s far too perceptive.
It’s on the door, as plain as the nose on my face!
I’ve never seen a company washing dirty linen in public this way.
Jack of all trades and master of none.
Just play it by ear.
Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Let’s beat our brains out to find a solution.
Light travels like an arrow, and time like a shuttle.
Like father, like son.
Little leaks sink the ship.
Look before you leap.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Man proposes, God disposes.
Many a little makes a mickle.
Many small victories add up to a big one.
Men’s knickers went out of style and are now a drug on the market.
Millions of people are all of one mind.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know.
Money is the root of all evil.
Money will come and go.
More haste, less speed.
My salary is chicken feed compared with hers.
Neither fish nor flesh ( nor good red herring ).
Never buy a pig in a poke.
Nine times out of ten, he will succeed in the examination.
No weal without woe.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Now is the time to put your foot down.
Once bitten twice shy.
One can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Pay somebody back in his/her own coin.
Perhaps he calculated that he had burned his bridge behind him.
Peter is nothing but a fly on the wheel.
Prepare for the rainy day.
Prevention is better than cure.
Pride goes before a fall.
Rob Peter to pay Paul.
Rob’s always late if he gets here on time I’ll eat my hat.
She gave me the cold shoulder.
She had to bone up on the property laws before her big day in court.
She hasn’t a dog’s chance of winning the game.
She is in two minds about it.
She is second to none among all the graduates.
She really cooked your goose.
Since now is just about living death.
Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
Speech is silver, silence is gold.
Such a chance comes once in a blue moon.
Take a hair of the dog that bit you.
That can be seen with half an eye.
That makes two of us.
That’s a horse of a different color.
The action is a leap in the dark.
The argument does not hold water.
The comedian was not good and soon got the big bird.
The die is cast.
The food is pleasing to my taste.
The foreign bond fell on evil days.
The girl is in the pink of health.
The inquiry is by no means cut and dried.
The leopard never changes its spots.
The modest receive benefit, while the conceited reap failure.
The only rule of the market place was dog – eat – dog .
Their excuses cut no ice with people.
There he sat for hours in a brown study.
There is a straw in the wind indicating that peace is around the corner.
There is many a slip between cup and lip.
There is no rose without a thorn.
There is no smoke without fire.
There is truth in wine.
They live from hand to mouth.
They think of themselves as the salt of the earth.
They were clearly seeking to fish in troubled waters.
This court case could open a Pandora’s box of similar claims.
This ring cost me an arm and a leg.
Those born to the purple are destined to live in the public eye.
Those who fly too high may come to grief.
Those who play with fire will burn themselves.
Throw the helve after the hatchet.
Time and tide wait for no man.
To call black white.
To cut a long story short, I decided to stay.
To err is human.
To stab someone in the back.
To teach a fish how to swim.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Two heads are better than one.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
We are in the same boat.
We need to take the gloves off.
We try to put our best foot forward.
We were having a picnic, when suddenly there came a downpour , which was rather a fly in the ointment.
当我们正在举行野餐的时候, 忽然大雨倾盆, 未免大煞风景.
We will hand on the torch which he has handed to us.
Well begun is half done.
When he saw us, he began to put on the dog.
When in Rome do as the Romans do.
When it rains, it pours.
With these people he’d feel like a fish out of water.
You can cut it both ways.
You can kill two birds with one stone.
You can not make bricks without straw.
You can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.
You cannot have it both ways. You must either stay home or come with us.
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
You can’t tell a book by its cover.
You have no right to play ducks and drakes with money that has been entrusted to you.
You have to learn to walk before you can run.
You must keep an ear to the ground these days.
You mustn’t put it off any longer, remember, tomorrow never comes.
You order the dishes and I’ll foot the bill.
You really have an eye for beauty!
You will reap what you’re sowing today.
Your wedding present was the icing on the cake.
You’ve come in the nick of time!
I’ve searched up hill and down dale.
One cannot stand without credit.
Patience is his strong suit.
Aslow sparrow should make an early start.
He spent a white night.
Everything comes to him who waits.
Once on shore , one prays no more.