Qualities

Qualities - Expectations & Predictabilities

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it is all Lombard Street to a China orange
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used to suggest that something is very certain or obvious, emphasizing the clear outcome or result of a situation
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there is nowt so queer as folk
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used to suggest that people can be unpredictable and diverse in their behavior, emphasizing the importance of being accepting and respectful of individual differences
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truth / fact is stranger than fiction
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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
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jesters do oft prove prophets
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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
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blessed is he who expects nothing (, for he shall never be disappointed)
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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
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expect disappointment and you will never be disappointed
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used to suggest that managing expectations and anticipating potential setbacks can help people avoid disappointment and maintain a more positive outlook
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expectation is far / way better than realization
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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
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the unexpected always happens
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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
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what can you expect from a hog but a grunt
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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
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coming events cast their shadows before
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used to suggest that future events can often be predicted by observing the signs or indications that precede them
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a lion may come to be beholden to a mouse
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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
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never is a long time
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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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