Be careful what you say and where you say it. There my be someone lurking on the other side of the wall, or, to bring the proverb up to date, there my be a hidden microphone in the wall.
This piece of optimism is based on the weather in Britain, where early-morning rain sometimes gives way to fine weather later in the day. The proverb is occasionally applied to other situations where... Read more →
Here 'Jack' is a name for a general labourer, one who does odd jobs and can turn his hand to anything. A 'trade' in this sense is a occupation - the trade of a carpenter, the trade of a bricklayer,... Read more →
People who are lazy by nature are so reluctant to take on work that they give the impressions of having no spare time. In addition, they spend so much effort avoiding work that they in fact use up... Read more →