it does not matter if a cat is black or white as / so long as it catches mice
/ɪt dʌznˌɑːt mˈæɾɚ ɪf ɐ kˈæt ɪz blˈæk ɔːɹ wˈaɪt æz ɔːɹ sˌoʊ lˈɑːŋ æz ɪt kˈætʃᵻz mˈaɪs/
used to imply that achieving the desired outcome is more important than superficial qualities or traditional approaches, highlighting the importance of practicality and effectiveness
a king's chaff is worth more than other men's corn
/ɐ kˈɪŋz tʃˈæf ɪz wˈɜːθ mˈoːɹ ðɐn ˈʌðɚ mˈɛnz kˈɔːɹn/
used to imply that something associated with a person in a position of power is perceived as more valuable than the same thing associated with someone of lesser status, regardless of its actual worth
a store is no sore
/ɐ stˈoːɹ ɪz nˈoʊ sˈoːɹ/
used to highlight the idea of keeping or storing items that may not have immediate value or purpose, as they could prove useful or valuable in the future
free vinegar is sweeter than honey
/fɹˈiː vˈɪnᵻɡɚɹ ɪz swˈiːɾɚ ðɐn hˈʌni/
used to suggest that something that is free is often more appreciated than something that is expensive, even if the free thing is of lower quality
it is a poor dog that is not worth whistling for
/ɪt ɪz ɐ pˈʊɹ dˈɑːɡ ðæt ɪz nˌɑːt wˈɜːθ wˈɪslɪŋ fɔːɹ/
used to imply that even seemingly insignificant things or people can have value or usefulness, and that one should not dismiss or underestimate them too quickly
not worth a brass farthing
/nˌɑːt wˈɜːθ ɐ bɹˈæs fˈɑːɹθɪŋ/
used to imply that something or someone is completely worthless and has no value at all
one man's trash / junk is another man's treasure
/wˈʌn mˈænz tɹˈæʃ ɔːɹ dʒˈʌŋk ɪz ɐnˈʌðɚ mˈænz tɹˈɛʒɚ/
used to suggest that what is considered worthless by one person may be valuable to another, as value is subjective and varies from person to person
keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it
/kˈiːp ɐ θˈɪŋ sˈɛvən jˈɪɹz ænd juː wɪl fˈaɪnd ɐ jˈuːs fɔːɹ ɪt/
used to suggest that if one holds on to something for a long enough time, one will eventually find a purpose or a use for it
no more than the man in the moon
/nˈoʊmˌoːɹ ðɐn ðə mˈæn ɪnðə mˈuːn/
used to imply that someone or something is considered to be insignificant, unimportant, or of little value
jack of all trades, master of none
/dʒˈæk ʌv ˈɔːl tɹˈeɪdz mˈæstɚɹ ʌv nˈʌn/
a versatile and adaptable individual who can handle a variety of tasks effectively
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