it is all Lombard Street to a China orange
/ɪt ɪz ˈɔːl lˈɑːmbɑːɹd stɹˈiːt tʊ ɐ tʃˈaɪnə ˈɔːɹɪndʒ/
used to suggest that something is very certain or obvious, emphasizing the clear outcome or result of a situation
there is nowt so queer as folk
/ðɛɹ ɪz nˈaʊt sˌoʊ kwˈɪɹ æz fˈoʊk/
used to suggest that people can be unpredictable and diverse in their behavior, emphasizing the importance of being accepting and respectful of individual differences
truth / fact is stranger than fiction
/tɹˈuːθ fˈækt ɪz stɹˈeɪndʒɚ ðɐn fˈɪkʃən/
used to suggest that real-life events can be more surprising and unusual than anything that could be invented, emphasizing that reality is often unpredictable and extraordinary
jesters do oft prove prophets
/dʒˈɛstɚz dˈuː ˈɔft pɹˈuːv pɹˈɑːfɪts/
used to suggest that people who are seen as foolish or unimportant often have insights that others do not, because they have a unique perspective on the world or can notice what others cannot
blessed is he who expects nothing (, for he shall never be disappointed)
/blˈɛst ɪz hiː hˌuː ɛkspˈɛkts nˈʌθɪŋ fɔːɹ hiː ʃˌæl nˈɛvɚ biː dˌɪsɐpˈɔɪntᵻd/
used to suggest that if someone does not expect too much from a situation or person, they will not be let down if things do not go as planned or hoped for
expect disappointment and you will never be disappointed
/ɛkspˈɛkt dˌɪsɐpˈɔɪntmənt ænd juː wɪl nˈɛvɚ biː dˌɪsɐpˈɔɪntᵻd/
used to suggest that managing expectations and anticipating potential setbacks can help people avoid disappointment and maintain a more positive outlook
expectation is far / way better than realization
/ɛkspɪktˈeɪʃən ɪz fˈɑːɹ wˈeɪ bˈɛɾɚ ðɐn ɹˌiːəlaɪzˈeɪʃən/
used to imply that the excitement or imagination of something can be more satisfying than the reality of it, suggesting that people should not build up their expectations too much
the unexpected always happens
/ðɪ ˌʌnɛkspˈɛktᵻd ˈɔːlweɪz hˈæpənz/
used to suggest that no matter how prepared someone is, there is always the possibility of unforeseen circumstances or events that can alter the outcome
what can you expect from a hog but a grunt
/wˌʌt kæn juː ɛkspˈɛkt fɹʌm ɐ hˈɑːɡ bˌʌt ɐ ɡɹˈʌnt/
used to suggest that people should not have unrealistic expectations or demand too much from something or someone that is limited in its abilities or capacities
coming events cast their shadows before
/kˈʌmɪŋ ɪvˈɛnts kˈæst ðɛɹ ʃˈædoʊz bɪfˈoːɹ/
used to suggest that future events can often be predicted by observing the signs or indications that precede them
a lion may come to be beholden to a mouse
/ɐ lˈaɪən mˈeɪ kˈʌm təbi bɪhˈoʊldən tʊ ɐ mˈaʊs/
used to suggest that even those in positions of power or influence may one day find themselves indebted to someone who is seemingly weaker or less significan
never is a long time
/nˈɛvɚɹ ɪz ɐ lˈɑːŋ tˈaɪm/
used to suggest that circumstances and situations can change unexpectedly, making it unwise to make absolute statements or predictions about the future
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