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10 common sayings... said differently

10 common sayings... said differently
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‘Nice guys finish last’ means something very different in Spain… have a giggle at some of these international sayings. When you think about it, they’re probably giggling at some of ours!

Money doesn't grow on trees

Money doesn't grow on trees
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Instead of ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’, try:

‘The sky doesn’t throw chicks’. (Arabic)

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Nice guys finish last

Nice guys finish last
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Instead of ‘Nice guys finish last’, try:

‘A cat in gloves catches no mice’. (Spanish)

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Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
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Instead of ‘Don’t count your chickens before they hatch’, try:

‘Don’t praise the day before evening’. (German)

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All talk and no action

All talk and no action
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Instead of ‘All talk and no action’, try:

‘If he made 100 knives, none would have a handle’. (Farsi)

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To beat around the bush

To beat around the bush
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Instead of ‘To beat around the bush’, try:

‘To walk like a cat around hot porridge’. (Finnish)

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The grass is always greener on the other side

The grass is always greener on the other side
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Instead of ‘The grass is always greener on the other side’, try:

‘Tasty is the fish from someone else’s table’. (Yiddish)

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A Drop in the Bucket

A Drop in the Bucket
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Instead of ‘A drop in the bucket’, try:

‘Nine cows, one hare’. (Chinese)

Out of the frying pan, into the fire

Out of the frying pan, into the fire
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Instead of ‘Out of the frying pan, into the fire’, try:

‘Fallen from the sky, stuck on a date palm’. (Hindi)

To cost an arm and a leg

To cost an arm and a leg
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Instead of ‘To cost an arm and a leg’, try:

‘To cost the eyes in your head’. (French)

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