Interesting Irish proverbs or sayings
It’s Murphy’s Law! Let’s make hay while the sun shines. Do you recognize these Irish proverbs or sayings?
|1.||John’s a really good salesman. He’s full of blarney.||a.||Sometimes, it’s better to stop while things are going well.|
|2.||I know it’s been a bad day. Let’s have a drink. What whiskey will not cure there's no cure for.||b.||A mother will always remain the most important influence in a woman’s life.|
|3.||Guinness didn’t become successful simply through luck. There is no luck except where there is discipline.||c.||A good drink will solve all problems.|
|4.||We made a mess of our presentation. We spent too long on it trying to get it right. Long churning makes bad butter.||d.||You can’t make something better than what it is.|
|5.||Marriages are all happy; its having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.||e.||Always go to a specialist for a good job.|
|6.||The computer we bought from the on-line electronic shop wasn’t very good. We should have gone to a specialist computer shop. As they say never buy bread from a butcher.||f.||Make the most of one's opportunities while you have the chance.|
|7.||Let’s make hay while the sun shines and work on the new advertising campaign.||g.||If something can go wrong, it will go wrong.|
|8.||Your son is your son until he marries, but your daughter is your daughter until you die.||h.||Success is attained through hard work, not through luck.|
|9.||Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong today: I had a car accident, I messed up the meeting, my computer broke. It was Murphy’s Law||i.||Sometimes it’s best to do things separately in a marriage.|
|10.||It doesn’t matter what we do with this new product. All the world wouldn’t make a racehorse from an ass.||j.||To be persuasive; smooth, wheedling talk; flattery; to talk constantly.|
Answers: 1j, 2c, 3h, 4a, 5i, 6e, 7f, 8b, 9g, 10d
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