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Meaning: a phrase used to emphasize that a person's character comes before their appearance.
Example: Jacob learned the hard way that a charming smile doesn't guarantee a good heart—beauty is only skin-deep. Read more ➺
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 more ➺
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 more ➺
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 more ➺
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 more ➺