a burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬，十年怕井绳。 a candle lights others and consumes itself. 蜡烛焚自身，光亮照别人。 a cat may look at a king. 猫也有权晋见国王。 a cat has nine lives. 猫有九条命。 accidents will happen. 天有不测风云。 a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. 链条的坚固程度取决于它最薄弱的环节。 a change of work is as good as a rest. 调换一下工作是很好的休息。 a cheerful wife is the joy of life. 快乐的妻子是生活的乐事。 a clean hand wants no washing. 身正不怕影子斜。 a clear conscience is a soft pillow. 问心无愧，高枕无忧。 a clear conscience is a sure card. 光明磊落，胜券在握。 a clear conscience laughs at false accusations. 白日不做亏心事，夜半敲门心不惊。 a clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast. 宁为清贫，不为浊富。 a close mouth catches no flies. 病从口入，祸从口出。 a cock is valiant on his own dunghill. 夜郎自大。 a mon danger causes mon action. 同仇敌忾。 a constant guest is never wele. 久住非佳宾，常来不欢迎。 a contented mind is perpetual feast. 知足常乐。 a covetous man is good to none but worse to himself. 贪婪的人对别人毫无好处，对自己却坏处更大。 a crafty knave needs no broker. 狡猾的流氓，不需居间人。 a creaking door hangs long on its hinges. 户枢不蠹。
1.a bad beginning makes a bad ending.
a bad beginning makes a bad ending. 恶其始者必恶其终。 a bad bush is better than the open field. 有胜于无。 a bad promise is better than a good lawsuit. 吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。 a bad conscience is a snake in one’s heart. 做贼心虚。 a bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept. 坏习惯像鲜馅饼，分食要比保存好。 a bad padlock invites a picklock. 开门揖盗。 a bad penny always turns up. a bad thing never dies. 坏事传千年。 a bad workman quarrels with his tools. 拙匠常怨工具差。 a bargain is a bargain. 达成的协议不可撕毁。 a beggar’s purse is bottomless. 乞丐的钱袋是无底洞。 a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。 a bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk. 闻其歌知其鸟，听其言知其人。 a bird may be known by its song. 什么鸟唱什么歌。 a bit in the morning is better than nothing all day. 略有胜于全无。 a blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it’s the boundary of the world. 坐井观天。 a blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass. 秋波送盲，白费痴情。 a book is the same today as it always was and it will never change. 一本好书今天如此，将来也如此，永不改变。 a book that remains shut is but a block. 有书闭卷不阅读，无异是一块木头。 a borrowed cloak does not keep one warm. 借来的斗篷不暖身。 absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. 相聚爱益切，离别情更深。 a burden of one’s choice is not felt. 自己选的担子不嫌重。 以上内容由历史新知网整理发布(www.lishixinzhi.com)如若转载请注明出处。部分内容来源于网络，版权归原作者所有，如有侵犯您的原创版权请告知，我们将尽快删除相关内容。
2.a bad thing never dies.
3.a bad workman always blames his tools.
4.a bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush.
5.a boaster and a liar are cousins-german.
吹牛与说谎本是同宗。 6.a bully is always a coward.
7.a burden of one’s choice is not felt.
8.a candle lights others and consumes itself.
9.a cat has 9 lives.
10.a cat may look at a king.
11.a close mouth catches no flies.
12.a constant guest is never wele.
13.actions speak louder than words.
14.adversity leads to prosperity.
15.adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
16.a fair death honors the whole life.
17.a faithful friend is hard to find.
18.a fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.
19.a fox may grow gray, but never good.
20.a friend in need is a friend indeed.
21.a friend is easier lost than found.
22.a friend is never known till a man has need.
23.a friend without faults will never be found.
24."after you" is good manners.
25.a good beginning is half done.
26.a good beginning is half done.
27.a good book is a good friend.
28.a good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
29.a good conscience is a soft pillow.
30.a good fame is better than a good face.
31.a good husband makes a good wife.
32.a good medicine tastes bitter.
33.a good wife health is a man’s best wealth.
34.a great talker is a great liar.
35.a hedge between keeps friendship green.