burnt\ child\ dreads\ the\ fire

• burnt child dreads the fire
• once bitten, twice shy
proverb
A person who has suffered from doing something has learned to avoid doing it again.

Once Mary had got lost when her mother took her downtown. But a burnt child dreads the fire, so now Mary stays close to her mother when they are downtown.


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

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  • burnt child dreads the fire — or[once bitten, twice shy] A person who has suffered from doing something has learned to avoid doing it again. A proverb. * /Once Mary had got lost when her mother took her downtown. But a burnt child dreads the fire, so now Mary stays close to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burnt child dreads the fire — or[once bitten, twice shy] A person who has suffered from doing something has learned to avoid doing it again. A proverb. * /Once Mary had got lost when her mother took her downtown. But a burnt child dreads the fire, so now Mary stays close to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burnt child dreads the fire — bad experience or shocking event can mark a person s attitude or way of thinking throughout this person s life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a burnt child dreads the fire — c 1250 Proverbs of Hending in Anglia (1881) IV. 199 Brend child fuir fordredeth [is in dread of]. c 1400 Romaunt of Rose 1. 1820 ‘For evermore gladly,’ as I rede, ‘Brent child of fier hath mych drede.’ 1580 LYLY Euphues & his England II. 92 A… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • A burnt child dreads the fire. — См. Обжегшись на молоке, будешь дуть и на воду …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • fire — see fire is a good servant but a bad master the same fire that melts the butter hardens the egg a burnt child dreads the fire dirty water will quench fire fight fire with fire you should know a man seven years before you stir hi …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fire — See: BALL OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA or BETWEEN TWO FIRES, BUILD A FIRE UNDER, BURNT CHILD DREADS THE FIRE, CATCH FIRE, DRAW FIRE, FAT S IN THE FIRE, FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE, HANG FIRE, HEAP COALS OF FIRE ON ONE S HEAD, HOLD… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fire — See: ball of fire, between the devil and the deep blue sea or between two fires, build a fire under, burnt child dreads the fire, catch fire, draw fire, fat s in the fire, fight fire with fire, hang fire, heap coals of fire on one s head, hold… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • child — see Monday’s child is fair of face the child is the father of the man a burnt child dreads the fire praise the child, and you make love to the mother spare the rod and spoil the child it takes a whole village to bring up a …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • child — See: BURNT CHILD DREADS THE FIRE, WITH CHILD …   Dictionary of American idioms


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