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Adages
Rebus Rhymes
Palindromes
Homonyms.

An adage (also called a proverb) is an old, short saying that is generally accepted to have some truth to it (although there are many contradictory adages).

Some common adages are:
  • Birds of a feather flock together.
  • Opposites attract.
     
  • Don't judge a book by its cover.
  • The clothes make the man.
     
  • The early bird gets the worm.
  • Better late than never.
     
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Better safe than sorry.
     
  • Curiosity killed the cat.
  • What you don't know can't hurt you.
  • Seek and ye shall find.
     
  • Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
  • Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
     
  • There's no such thing as a free lunch.
  • The best things in life are free.
     
  • Two wrongs don't make a right.
     
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • You are never too old to learn.
  • You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
     
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  • Stop and smell the roses.
     
  • He who hesitates is lost.
  • Strike while the iron is hot.
  • Look before you leap.
     
  • Many hands make light work.
  • Two heads are better than one.
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth.
     
  • Measure twice, cut once.
     
  • You can't have your cake and eat it too.
     
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
     
  • Pride cometh before a fall.
     
  • Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

Related Activities:
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Adages Cloze #1
(Fill-in-the-Blanks Quiz)

Fill in the blanks for 15 common sayings. Answers

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Adages Cloze #2
(Fill-in-the-Blanks Quiz)

Fill in the blanks for 15 common sayings. Answers

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Adages Cloze #3
(Fill-in-the-Blanks Quiz)

Fill in the blanks for 15 common sayings. Answers

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Adages Cloze #4
(Fill-in-the-Blanks Quiz)

Fill in the blanks for 15 common sayings. Answers



Farm Adages

Many adages have to do with farming and farm animals. Read some farm adages and what they mean.
Tool code

Sleeping Adage Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the sleeping adage. Answer: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
Tool code

Workmanship Adage Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the secret message. Answer: "Measure twice, cut once."
Sports code

Sports Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the secret sports message. Answer: "It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
apple code

Apple Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the secret message about apples. Answer: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."


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