Podcast Episode 36 – 10 English Proverbs

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In this episode, I take a dive into 10 common English proverbs.

Wait! What’s a proverb?

A proverb is basically an idiom you use to give advice or even share some wisdom.


Well, today we’re looking at:

  • Two’s company, three’s a crowd.
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans.
  • When it rains, it pours.
  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
  • Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
  • Out of sight, out of mind.
  • Don’t cry over spilt milk.
  • If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.
  • Great minds think alike.

+ a bonus proverb at the end.

We also look at how we can shorten these proverbs and how we can replace them with the mega-useful phrase “Well, you know what they say …”

Enjoy! 🙂

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Prefer to read instead of listen? We have two blog posts on English proverbs, part 1 and part 2.