Proverbs In English

What is a proverb?
A proverb is a popular saying that imparts advice and lessons about how people should behave or that expresses a belief that is generally thought to be true.

Why should English learners learn proverbs?
The learning of proverbs can be a vital element in the language acquisition process because like idioms, proverbs can provide a better understanding of both language and culture due to the popular use of proverbs in conversation, literature, drama and film, music, cartoons, advertising, and other audio visual forms. Besides, learning proverbs may help you absorb the wisdom and spirit of ancient people which is the values of culture as well as history that people should preserve.

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not the full shilling

Stupid or crazy

Example:

He is definitely not the full shilling when wearing a thick coat in this sultry weather.

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