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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 110. The proverb today is once bitten
twice shy. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.
This proverb is said to describe someone who doesn't want to do something a
second time because he or she had a very bad or very terrible experience the
first time they did it. So, so you can imagine how it alludes... you know, how it
alludes to it. You know, almost as though you got bit by some animal. You know,
you'd be careful not to touch that animal again. So once bitten twice shy.
So you're twice as careful. All right. Let's continue. Let's take a look at the
first example here. I once dated a bad boy. All right now, if you say a bad boy
this is probably a guy that gets in trouble a lot, especially in trouble with
the law. Maybe he does a lot of criminal sort of activity. That's what we mean.
So some sometimes we see this on TV that maybe some girls are attracted to bad
boys. That's what they mean. That's the way they refer to them. So she says I
once dated a bad boy, but he ended up getting arrested. And is still in jail. I
went through hell with that relationship. Basically she's saying like never
again. Once bitten and twice shy. So she would never date that type of guy again.
So once she... once he experienced it. Once she learned it, she would never do that
again. So once bitten and twice shy. All right.
Let's look at number two here. The first time she ever got on a horse, something
made the horse nervous and she was thrown off. Yeah you know, we see this in
the movies. They jump up and some throw the person off. And a lot of times you
get hurt. Sometimes to get seriously hurt. She never dared to get on a horse again.
Once bitten and twice shy. So this is exactly how it could be used. Anyway I
hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (110) Once Bitten Twice Shy

111 Folder Collection
anitawu12 published on May 12, 2019
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