Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Eudora Thao calendar 2021-02-06 06:02

Meaning of Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day

Synonyms:

even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while , even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while , a dead clock is correct twice a day , even a stopped clock is right once a day

Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day British American sentence

A normally unreliable person can still be right about something, even if it is only by accident.

We all know that a broken clock is right twice a day, so it doesn’t surprise me.

I can't believe that Alice answered that difficult question exactly. - You know! Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Other phrases about:

to count your lucky stars

To be thankful or grateful for one's good luck usually while avoiding a bad situation

it's an ill wind that blows no good
said to show that even a very bad situation brings an advantage for someone.
fortune smiles on sb

It is used to say that someone is lucky.

by guess and by golly

Relying on guessing and luck

more by accident than (by) design

Because of luck or coincidence and not because of talent, skill or planning

Origin of Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day

A broken clock is planning to be untrustworthy because it cannot appropriately tell you the time. So at whatever point you see it, the time it appears will be off-base. Well, for the most part, since indeed a busted clock that has it's miniature and hour hands stuck input will still be right twice a day, consequently the clock is redress on the event. This can be comparable to an individual who, like a broken clock (in that they frequently allow off-base or questionable data approximately things), indeed they can still be rectified at times.

This expression goes back to at slightest the early 18th century. It was utilized in a magazine called The Onlooker, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele from the year 1711.

 

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(as) steady as a rock

Being very powerful

Example:

I always thought that their marriage was steady as a rock..

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