you cannot make bricks without straw
/juː kænˈɑːt mˌeɪk bɹˈɪks wɪðˌaʊt stɹˈɔː/
used to imply that attempting to complete a task without the proper tools or resources will result in failure or subpar results
where there is a will, there is a way
/wˌɛɹ ðɛɹ ɪz ɐ wˈɪl ðɛɹ ɪz ɐ wˈeɪ/
used to emphasize that if a person is determined enough to do something, they will find a way to do it, regardless of the obstacles or challenges
if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem
/ɪf juː ɑːɹ nˌɑːt pˈɑːɹt ʌvðə səlˈuːʃən juː ɑːɹ pˈɑːɹt ʌvðə pɹˈɑːbləm/
used to suggest that not taking action to solve a problem is equivalent to contributing to it
dirty water will quench (any) fire
/dˈɜːɾi wˈɔːɾɚ wɪl kwˈɛntʃ ˌɛni fˈaɪɚ/
used to imply that sometimes a quick solution to a problem may seem effective, but it can actually cause more harm than good
distant water will not quench your immediate thirst
/dˈɪstənt wˈɔːɾɚ wɪl nˌɑːt kwˈɛntʃ jʊɹ ɪmˈiːdɪət θˈɜːst/
used to imply that a solution or resource that is far away or inaccessible cannot address an immediate need or problem, emphasizing the need for practical and immediate solutions
least said, soonest mended
/lˈiːst sˈɛd sˈuːnəst mˈɛndᵻd/
used to suggest that sometimes it is best to say as little as possible about a problem or conflict in order to avoid making it worse
care is no cure
/kˈɛɹ ɪz nˈoʊ kjˈʊɹ/
used to suggest that simply being concerned or worried about a problem or situation is not enough to solve it
if / when you are in a hole, stop digging
/ɪf wɛn juː ɑːɹ ɪn ɐ hˈoʊl stˈɑːp dˈɪɡɪŋ/
used to imply that when one finds oneself in a difficult situation, it is important to stop doing things that are making it worse and instead focus on finding a solution
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