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By Marvin Rubinstein

Content material: 1. American spoken right here -- English understood -- 2. Proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms -- three. renowned American expressions -- four. Proverbial commentaries -- five. Similes and metaphors indicating extremes -- 6. American slang and colloquialisms -- 7. British vs. American English (and vice versa) -- eight. around the world English -- nine. international phrases and words often utilized in English -- 10. universal American criminal phrases -- eleven. universal American clinical phrases -- 12. company colloquialisms, slang and acronyms -- thirteen. Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms -- 14. Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms within the machine, net and communications industries -- 15. From the place do you hail? -- sixteen. For the emblem minded

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Do not avoid a bad situation by getting into a worse one. (=) From bad to worse. : Sp. Ir de Guatemala en guate-peor. } Do not (never) kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Do not risk the source of one’s wealth out of greed for more. Do not (never) kiss and tell. LT acceptable. Do not boast about private matters, sexual or otherwise. Do not (never) let the grass grow under your feet. Act quickly; do not waste time. (=) Never put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today. Do not (never) let the tail wag the dog.

Dead men tell no tales. The dead cannot testify against you, so leave no witnesses. : Fr. Les morts ne parlent pas. } Ge. Tote Hunde beißen nicht. } La. Mortui non mordent. } Ja. Shinin ni Kuchinashi. } Death is a great leveler. No matter one’s position in life, we all reach the same end and leave all we have achieved behind. (=) The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Devil finds work for idle hands to do, The. People who are not occupied often look for trouble, so keep busy. (=) Idleness is the mother of evil.

Ge. Wie gewonnen, so zerronnen. } Sp. Lo que por agua viene, por agua se va. } Easy to find a stick (stone) to beat a dog, It is. If you are determined to do something, you will find the means. (=) Where there’s a will, there’s a way. : Fr. Quand on veut, on peut. } Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die. Enjoy yourself now, because no one knows what the future holds. : La. Carpe diem. } Empty kettle (pot/drum/barrel) makes the most noise, The. Rowdy or boisterous people are that way because they usually have nothing substantive to say.

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