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look before you leapDon't jump into something too precipitously; be at least a bit foresightful or circumspect.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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take a leap of faithjump into the fray, gather all one's wits and plunge, take courage and step into the unknown:Rate it:

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leap to mindTo appear in one's thoughts.Rate it:

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leap yearPeriod of 366 daysRate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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wrap it before you tap itwear a condom before sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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put the cart before the horseTo put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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bros before hoes(US, informal) A man should prioritize his male friends over his girlfriend or wife.Rate it:

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bros before hosAlternative spelling of bros before hoes.Rate it:

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business before pleasureAn admonishment that discharging one's obligations must take precedence over devoting time to pursuits meant solely for one's own gratification.Rate it:

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calm before the stormA period of peace before a disturbance or crisis; an unnatural or false calm before a storm.Rate it:

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cast pearls before swineTo give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.Rate it:

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chicks before dicksA woman should prioritize her female friends over her boyfriend or husband.Rate it:

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don't count your chickens before they're hatchedYou should not count on something before it happens.Rate it:

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kneel beforeTo kneel in front of someone or something, especially in order to worship or supplicate.Rate it:

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lie beforeto put oneself at the whim of, to bow down toRate it:

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lie before(especially of something honorific) to be situated in front ofRate it:

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pride comes before a fallA person who is extremely proud of his or her abilities will often suffer a setback or failure, because he or she tends to be overconfident and to make errors of judgment.Rate it:

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pride cometh before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pride goes before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pride goeth before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pride wenteth before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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sisters before mistersA woman should prioritize her female friends over her boyfriend or husband.Rate it:

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the calm before the stormA period of peace before a disturbance or crisis; an unnatural or false calm before a storm.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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on a cloudy day i saw a rainbow, on the day i saw you , you gave a stormOn better days there's a plot of getting ahead than on a bad day.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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you snooze you loseIf you are not alert and attentive, you will not be successful.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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once you go black, you never go backAn expression assuming that once a person of another race gets in a sexual relationship with a black person they won't return to their own race.Rate it:

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as you sow, so shall you reapThe personal consequences of one's actions are in proportion to the good or bad intentions towards others.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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don't zig when you should zag, once you find true love.Make the right steps and not the wrong ones when you have someone who loves you and/or you are in a relationship, in order to keep love and not lose it.Rate it:

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if you lie with dogs you will get fleasIt is important whom to choose as one's closest acquanitances.Rate it:

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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.Rate it:

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if you snooze, you loseA figure of speech, relative to remaining alert in any agenda, active project, or important action.Rate it:

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