plz let me know the meanings of the following proverbs and idioms along with sentences to understand them better
in a jiffy
charity begins at home
a tall order
talk of town
babe in the woods
like a bat out of hell
fight a losing battle
like bear with a sore head
beggars cant be chosers
once bitten twice shy
a blessing in disguise
- in a jiffy
In a hurry; quickly: I'll be back in a jiffy.
- charity begins at home
You should take care of your own (your family) first.
A: Do you want to give something to the Boy Scouts?
B: Charity begins at home.
- a tall order
Something that is difficult to do.
A: Can you build a bridge across this river in a week?
B: That would be a tall order.
- in camera
In secret; done privately: The meeting was held in camera.
- talk of the town
A popular subject of discussion: She's the talk of the town.
- babe in the woods
A naive, inexperienced young woman: She doesn't know what she's getting into. She's just a babe in the woods.
- like a bat out of hell
In a big hurry: He burst through that door like a bat out of hell.
- fight a losing battle
Do something that has little chance of success: He's fighting a losing battle.
- like a bear with a sore head
Grumpy; in a foul mood: Don't get on Bob's bad side today. He's like a bear with a sore head.
- beggars can't be choosers
A person who is getting something for free isn't in a position to be picky about it: If you're in a soup line you get soup. Beggars can't be choosers.
- once bitten, twice shy
A bad experience with something can make you reluctant to try it again: He doesn't want to do that again. Once bitten, twice shy.
- a blessing in disguise
Something that has benefits that are not immediately apparent: It ruined our picnic, but the rain was a blessing in disguise.
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