Proverb

old habits die hard

Meaning: difficult to discontinue of an aged habit

Example: The colonel still sleeps with a loaded pistol by his side, even though he has retired from the army ten years backs. As they say, old habits die hard. Read on

a good man is hard to find

Meaning: This proverb refers to women who are looking for suitable alliances but aren't able to find them.

Example: He has stood by her in all her troubled times. Usually a good man is hard to find but she has done quite well for herself. Read on

a picture is worth a thousand words

Meaning: a picture conveys information more effectively than words

Example: A good presentation should contain more of graphics and less of text, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Read on

drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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pour oil on troubled waters

Meaning: try to calm, soothe or placate a problematic situation

Example: She's such a calm person; last week, the whole office was in uproar until she stepped in and poured oil on troubled waters. Read on

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