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    Question Honey-idioms

    Do you know any idioms with the word "honey"? I've found just one: "the land of milk and honey". Are there any other?

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    Re: Honey-idioms

    There's this old adage, it's easier to attract bees with honey than with vinegar.

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    Re: Honey-idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    There's this old adage, it's easier to attract bees with honey than with vinegar.
    Yes, it is, indeed. In what context can it be used?

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    Re: Honey-idioms

    Well, if, for instance, you want to sway someone towards your way of thinking, you would speak nicely to them (feed them honey). Speaking down to them or getting them angry (giving them a taste of vinegar) wouldn't help your position.

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    Re: Honey-idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Well, if, for instance, you want to sway someone towards your way of thinking, you would speak nicely to them (feed them honey). Speaking down to them or getting them angry (giving them a taste of vinegar) wouldn't help your position.
    Thanks. It's, then, a nice adage, worth remembering...

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    Re: Honey-idioms

    Another honey and vinegar one:
    It is better to be preserved in vinegar than to rot in honey

    honey trap

    honeymoon

    Honey is not far from the sting

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