Proverbs, Idioms, and Sayings

 
Series: Library News | Story 27

January 25, 2024



We’ve all heard ‘em. We’ve all said a lot of them, but do you know the meaning behind ‘em or what the difference is between a proverb and idiom?

What is the difference between a proverb and an idiom? A proverb is a short, popular piece of advice or an observation that is generally held to be true. Examples of proverbs that give advice: Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched. Never bite the hand that feeds you.

Examples of proverbs that are observations: Rome was not built in a day. A penny saved is a penny earned. Often, these popular observations are intended as advice. For example,...



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