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  1. Anonymous


    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
    in camera
    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

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    • 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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