a\ bird\ in\ the\ hand\ is\ worth\ two\ in\ the\ bush
proverb
Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn't risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure.

Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but he wants a job in a gas station. His father says that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (a) — Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn t risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure. A proverb. * /Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (a) — Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn t risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure. A proverb. * /Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bird\ in\ the\ hand\ is\ worth\ two\ in\ the\ bush — proverb Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn t risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure. Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush —     A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush —    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — it s best to go with what you have for certain then to wait for something better that you might never get …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — A certainty is not to be thrown away for a poor chance of something better • • • Main Entry: ↑bird * * * proverb it s better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking more * * * a bird in the hand is worth two in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — It is better to accept or be content with what one has than to try to get more and risk losing everything. Cf. 13th cent. L. plus valet in manibus avis unica quam dupla silvis, one bird in the hands is worth more than two in the woods. Parodied… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • (a) bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. — A bird in the hand (is worth two in the bush). something that you say which means it is better to keep what you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better. If I were you I d accept the money they re offering. After all, a bird… …   New idioms dictionary

  • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — ► a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush proverb it s better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking to get more. Main Entry: ↑bird …   English terms dictionary

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