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Common proverbs beginning with letter B

November 9th, 2014 in English for children

Here are some common proverbs beginning with letter B.

Bad news travels fast

Used to mean that people will readily pass on rumors and bad news

A bad workman blames his tools

A person who lacks the required skills will blame his tools for his inability to do a good job.

Bark is worse than one’s bite

If someone’s bark is worse than their bite, they are not as dangerous as they seem to be.

Beauty is only skin deep

Used to mean that looks are only superficial. Actually, a person who looks attractive may have many negative aspects to him.

Beggars can’t be choosers

Used to mean that if you depend on others’ generosity, you can’t dictate what they give you.

Better late than never

Used to mean that doing something late is much better than not doing it at all

Better safe than sorry

It is better to be careful than take a chance.

Better to be a live dog than a dead lion

Being a live coward is better than being a dead hero.

Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

Used to mean that being the leader of a small group is much better than being the follower of a large group

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

Used to refer to a situation where you have two choices that are equally unpleasant.

Bird in hand is worth two in the bush

Used to mean that you must not risk losing what you have in your bid to have something you don’t have.