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    #1

    Unhappy proverb

    don't burn your bridges behind you
    this is a proverb.i don't understant it.what does it mean?and how do people like it?


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    Re: proverb

    An army burns a bridge when they wish to prevent the enemy from using the bridge as a means of moving their forces. When the army burns a bridge behind them, it signals that they have no means of retreating, and must stand and fight.

    The proverb warns of the dangers of cutting off your only means of retreat. It is suggesting to you that if you 'burn your bridges behind you', then you have no options if something should go wrong.

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    #3

    Re: proverb

    Hi Dear,
    in my opinion this proverb means that each man has to do things in a better way, not to hurt or humiliate the other. So if he/she needs help to be able to ask for it.


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    #4

    Re: proverb

    beloslava,
    it means nothing like that. It means what coffa said.

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    #5

    Re: proverb

    Naikara
    it is just different point of view. No need to share it.

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