Sunday, October 10, 2010

This Week's Idiom

A Bird In The Hand by Beryl Cook
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" means that it is better to have a small real advantage than only the possibility of a greater one. This idiom refers back to medieval falconry where a bird in the hand - a falcon - was a valuable asset and certainly worth two in a bush - the prey - (or a hundred flying overhead!)


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