idioms

• All in its proper time
• It’s better to be safe than sorry
• Adventure is the champagne of life
• Travel broadens the mind
• It’s just stones throw away
• To get away from it all
• To make up for lost time (atsigriebti uz prarasta laika)
• I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you
• Better late than never
• One men’s meat is another man’s poison
• Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (kiekvienas savaip supranta grozi)
• In one ear and out the other
• There is no place like home
• Strike while the iron is hot
• People who liive in glass houses should never throw stones
• Prevention is better than cure
• Rome wasn’t build in one day
• So many countries, so many customs
• Speech is silver but silence is gold
• Still water runs deep
• A crust is better than no bread
• Friendship, the older it grow, the stronger it is
• Who receives a gift, sells his liberty
• If the mountain doesn’t come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain
• Men do more things though habit than though reason
• Honesty is the best policy
• Hungry as a hunter
• If you run affter two horses, you will catch neither
• Ill news travels fast
• It never rains but it pours (beda viena nevaiksto)
• Look before you leap
• Last but not least
• Make hay while the sun shines (darbus atlik laiku)
• More haste, less speed
• Never put off till tomorrow what yo

ou can do today
• No news is good news
• Out of sight out of mind
• Envy never enriched any man
• It is easy to be wide after the event
• Pride goes before, and shame follows after
• Words have wings and can not be recalled
• There is no great loss without some gain
• A good heart conquers ill fortune
• A stitch in time saves nine
• A tree is knows by its fruits
• All that glitters isn’t gold
• Birds of a father flock together
• Cast not your pearls before swine
• Catch the bear before you sell his skin
• If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well
• Handsome is as handsome does
• He laughs best who laughs last
• He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth
• As you make your bed, so must lie on it
• Pardoning the bad iss injuring the good
• The old believe everything, the middle – aged suspect everything, the young know everything. (Oscar Wilde)
• Every bird likes its nest
• Home is where the heart is
• Sweep before your own door
• Charity begins at home
• East or west – home is best
• My house is my castle
• Every man is a master of his house
• No gold can by a good friend
• Spare the rod and spoil the child
• Slow but wins the race
• Take things as they come and be content
• When things are at the worst, they be
egin to mend
• Love all, trust a few
• A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
• Money will say more in one moment that the most eloquent lover can in year (Henri Fielding)
• A burnt child dreads the fire
• A drawing man will catch at a straw (skestantis siaudo griebiasi)
• A friend in need is a friend in deed
• Women have become so highly educated that nothing should surprise them except happy marriages (Oscar Wilde)
• A good beginning makes a good ending
• A little leak will sink great ship
• What can’t be cured must be endured
• What’s done can’t be undone
• Two heads are better than one
• Too many cooks spoil the broth
• Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he is well dressed. There isn’t much credit in that (Charles Dickens)
• There’s no use crying over the spilt milk.
• There is no smoke without the fire
• The last straw breaks the comet’s back
• The devil is not so black as he is painted
• Fortune favors the brave
• So many men so many minds
• The leopard doesn’t change his spot
• Live and learn
• While there is life there is hope
• Business before pleasure
• Everything is good in its season
• It’s just a storm in a teacup (daug triuksmo del nieko)
• Money is the root of all evil
• Money makes the wo
orld go round
• Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves
• Money doesn’t grow on trees
• Easier said than done
• The other side of the coin
• Go round in circles (nesusitarti)
• Make an exhibition of oneself (kazka padaryti, kad apsijuoktum)
• New blood (naujos idejos)
• A child’s play / a piece of cake (labai lengva)
• Actions speak louder than words
• There is no point crying over spilt milk
• Blood is thicker than water (seimos santykiai stipriausi)
• It’s only the matter of time
• The chance of a lifetime
• It is all in a lifetime
• As fit as a fiddle (jaustis labai gerai)
• To feel under the weather ( juastis blogai)
• To recharge the batteries (atgauti jegas)
• To sugar the pill
• A bitter pill to swallow ( su viskuo reikia susitaikyti)
• To be frightened to death
• Catch someone red handed (pagauti uz rankos)
• Have green fingers (gerai dirbti su augalais)
• Be yellow (buti bailiu)
• A white lie
• To look on the black side
• As brown as a berry (graziai ideges)
• Golden opinion
• Feel of color (jaustis liguistai)
• It rains cats and dogs (pila kaip is kibiro)
• A bright personality
• A wolf in sheep’s clothing
• There’s no arguing about tastes
• Beauty is only skin deep
• You can’t go by appearance
• As cool as cucumber
• As changeable as the weather
• As cunning as a fox (klastingas)
• As sour as vinegar (suruges, be nuotaikos)
• To have a sharp tongue
• A wet blanket (atsiskyrelis)
• Take everything for gr
ranted (jaustis saugiam)
• A spoilt child
• To benefit from grandparents wisdom
• To see eye to eye with sm. (tureti tokia pat nuomone)
• To get (have) your own way (daryti ka uzsimanai)
• To be the black sheep of the family (padaryti seimai geda)
• To look back on smb’s childhood
• To rack one’s brain about smth. (itemptai galvoti)
• To pick someone’s brain (pasisemti isminties is kito)
• To have smth on the brain (neiseina is galvos)
• To have a brain move (sauti i galva)
• It’s on the tip of my tongue
• My head is like a sieve (mano galva tuscia)
• My mind is gone blank (tuscia galvoje)

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