Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: idiom

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Finnish
      • Home Country:
      • Finland
      • Current Location:
      • Finland

    • Join Date: Jul 2005
    • Posts: 180
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    idiom

    In Finland we have an idiom, which describes that you embark on something unprepared and consequently fail.

    What english idiom(s) would match that?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,931
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: idiom

    We have 'look before you leap', which is the closest I can think of off-hand.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Finnish
      • Home Country:
      • Finland
      • Current Location:
      • Finland

    • Join Date: Jul 2005
    • Posts: 180
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: idiom

    OK
    Sounds fine
    Thank you

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,931
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: idiom

    The trouble is that it is given as advice when someone is about to do something unplanned, but it's pretty close.

Similar Threads

  1. Idiom: Raining Frogs
    By Rob in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-Jul-2005, 19:06
  2. Idiom
    By easy learner in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Jun-2005, 01:19
  3. looking for an idiom
    By vulpes in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 05-May-2005, 01:15
  4. idiom
    By zoobinshid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Feb-2005, 23:28
  5. idiom
    By Anonymous in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jul-2004, 09:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •