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6th Grades Sayings and Phrases

6th Grades Sayings and Phrases

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All for one and one for all
All members of a group support each individual of the group
All's well that ends well
Problems that occur along the way do not matter as long as the outcome is happy
Bee in your bonnet
To be slightly daft or crazy
The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry
No matter how well you plan, things can still go wrong
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
It is better to have something small and reliable than something big and risky
Bite the dust
To die or fall prostrate to the ground
To get in any manner you can by hook or by crook.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
Injure one self to take revenge upon another.
Don't lock the stable door after the horse is stolen.
Don't take precautions AFTER something bad happens as it cannot affect the outcome.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don't be ungrateful when given something.
Eat humble pie.
To humble oneself or apologize.
A fool and his money are soon parted
A person who is foolish with his money, won't have it for long.
A friend in need is a friend indeed
Someone who helps you when you are in need is a true friend.
Give the devil his due
Even if you don't like someone, you can still give them credit for their good points.
Good fences make good neighbors
By clearly marking the boundaries between you and other people you can stay on better terms with them.
He who hesitates is lost
If you wait too long, you will lose out.
He who laughs last laughs best
People ridicule others for new projects or ideas. In the end, when something works, the person who took it seriously gets the best laugh- the one that proves him right.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
You should aim as high as you can
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
If wishes were easy to achieve, then everybody would have everything they wanted.
The leopard doesn't change his spots
Things cannot change their innate nature.
Little strokes fell great oaks
A task may seem overwhelming, but if you break it into smaller, manageable tasks, and persevere, you can achieve it.
Money is the root of all evil.
The love of money is the foundation for all evil and bad thoughts.
Necessity is the mother of invention
When new problems arise, people will come up with new solutions.
It is never over till it's over
You never know the final outcome of anything until the very end.
Nose out of joint.
Someone's nose is not in its normal position if they are annoyed.
Nothing will come of nothing
Without effort, you cannot accomplish anything.
Once bitten, twice shy
People will protect themselves from being hurt, especially if they have been hurt before.
On tenterhooks
In anxious suspense
Pot calling the kettle black
Someone who criticizes another, but who is just as much at fault himself or herself.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
If you put off doing something, then you may not have enough time left to do it once you finally get started.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating
You can't judge something until you have tried it.
Rest in Peace
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Sometimes even with good intentions, the outcome is negative.
Rome wasn't built in a day
Something worthwhile takes time
Rule of thumb
According to a rough and ready rule
A stitch in time saves nine.
By taking a little care early on, you may save yourself a lot of trouble later on.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Act quickly when the right opportunity arises.
A tempest in a teapot
To make a big fuss over something small
A beginner; someone who doesn't have much experience at something
There's more than one way to skin a cat
There is more than one way to achieve your goal.
Someone has made a good point against you in an argument.
Truth is stranger than fiction
What is real is more fantastic than what can be imagined.