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young at heart

Meaning: feeling and behaving in a lively, energetic, and cheerful way, regardless of age.

Example: Despite being in his seventies, he remains young at heart, always ready for a new adventure. Read more ➺

make hay while the sun shines

Meaning: to take advantage of a good situation or opportunity while it lasts.

Example: You have free time this summer. Make hay while the sun shines and learn a new skill. Read more ➺

beauty is only skin deep

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 ➺

cry over spilt milk

Meaning: to cry about past events that cannot be undone.

Example: While it's sad that the results have not been as good as you expected, you should now focus on moving ahead and achieving better results next time; there is no use crying over spilt milk. Read more ➺

prevention is better than cure

Meaning: easier to stop problems than correct them later

Example: It is good to keep vaccinations up to date as prevention is better than cure. Read more ➺

make a mountain out of a molehill

Meaning: magnifying the content

Example: You are just making a mountain out of a molehill, you just gave a wrong answer, it doesn't mean you're not going to qualify to the second round. Read more ➺

all that glitters is not gold

Meaning: the shining outer look of something is not a consistent sign of its real character

Example: My grandmother advised me to be careful about making new friends because all that glitters is not gold. Read more ➺

a stitch in time saves nine

Meaning: do not wait to deal with a specific problem or you risk it getting much worse later on

Example: John said to his brother, " You better bring your car to the shop while it's still running, because a stitch in time saves nine". Read more ➺

laughter is the best medicine

Meaning: means that laughter can help cure negative feelings such as stress, anger, worry, depression, etc.

Example: After spending several hours in good company, Martha felt her depression lifting and realised that laughter is indeed the best medicine. Read more ➺

you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs

Meaning: to have to go through something seemingly not nice for a good result

Example: The course requires a lot of effort on your part. It is true that you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Read more ➺