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    Once bitten,twice shy

    If 'once bitten, twice shy' is an idiom, How could I find some simple sentence to replace it? Please

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    Re: Once bitten,twice shy

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    If 'once bitten, twice shy' is an idiom, How could I find some simple sentence to replace it? Please
    "Everyone learns from experience."

    Or as one of the American presidents said once ...

    "You fool me once, shame on you!"
    "You fool me twice, shame on me!"

    buggles (not a teacher)


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    Re: Once bitten,twice shy

    Are you trying to replace it in a dialog? If so, I would say something like this:

    John: Why won't you give him any money?
    Mary: I gave him money before and he never paid me back. Once bitten, twice shy.

    Rewritten:
    John: Why won't you give him any money?
    Mary: I gave him money before and he never paid me back. I learned from my mistake and I won't repeat it.

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    Re: Once bitten,twice shy

    Quote Originally Posted by teacherjulia View Post
    Are you trying to replace it in a dialog? If so, I would say something like this:

    John: Why won't you give him any money?
    Mary: I gave him money before and he never paid me back. Once bitten, twice shy.

    Rewritten:
    John: Why won't you give him any money?
    Mary: I gave him money before and he never paid me back. I learned from my mistake and I won't repeat it.
    Your reply is greatly appreciated to me.

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