A taste of your own medicine Idiom Meme +1 Idiom to your Wordlist
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.
“A taste of your own medicine” origin
The saying “a taste of your own medicine” comes from one of Æesop’s fables.It’s about a swindler who sells a concoction, claiming it can heal any illness.He himself falls ill and people try to give him his own medicine (which he knows is rubbish) in order to cure him.
A taste of your own medicine idiom usage in recent news
I’m just beginning to get a taste of my own medicine.
Did you see those two people cutting in front of us in line just now? Let’s cut in front of them and give them a taste of their own medicine!
He’s always interrupting people when they are talking; what he deserves is a taste of his own medicine!
“A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush” Idiom meme +1 Vocab idiom to your Wordlist
A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything
The basic warning of this saying is that you must take care not to get too greedy in life. If you are holding a bird in the hand, you have your meal for the evening. You can take that one bird, and be well fed. If instead you let it go to pursue two birds you’ve spied in a bush, you may catch neither, and wind up hungry for the night. This proverb points out that by passing up a sure thing for a more promising possibility, you also run the risk of losing both the sure thing and the promising possibility.
Idiom or Phrase usage in a sentence from recent news
This is because blue was related to rain, or storms, and in Greek mythology, the god Zeus would make rain when he was sad (crying), and a storm when he was angry.
The phrase “feeling blue” is linked also to a custom among many old deepwater sailing ships. If the ship lost the captain or any of the officers during its voyage, she would fly blue flags and have a blue band painted along her entire hull when returning to home port.