a bad bush is better than the open field
/ɐ bˈæd bˈʊʃ ɪz bˈɛɾɚ ðɐn ðɪ ˈoʊpən fˈiːld/
used to suggest that it is often better to choose or settle for something that may not be ideal but is familiar or known, rather than taking a chance on something unknown or uncertain
a burden of one's own choice is not felt
/ɐ bˈɜːdən ʌv wˈʌnz ˈoʊn tʃˈɔɪs ɪz nˌɑːt fˈɛlt/
used to imply that people are more willing to bear the weight of a task or responsibility that they have willingly taken on, as opposed to something that has been imposed on them
a door must be either shut or open
/ɐ dˈoːɹ mˈʌst biː ˈiːðɚ ʃˈʌt ɔːɹ ˈoʊpən/
used to suggest that when faced with a choice or decision, one should make a clear decision and commit to it, rather than being indecisive
be slow in choosing, but slower in changing
/biː slˈoʊ ɪn tʃˈuːzɪŋ bˌʌt slˈoʊɚɹ ɪn tʃˈeɪndʒɪŋ/
used to advise that it is better to take one's time and carefully consider one's options before making a decision, and once a decision has been made, to fully commit to it
he who hesitates is (forever) lost
/hiː hˌuː hˈɛsᵻtˌeɪts ɪz fɚɹˈɛvɚ lˈɔst/
used to imply that delaying or hesitating can result in missed opportunities or negative consequences, and that being decisive and taking action is important for achieving success
the gray mare is the better horse
/ðə ɡɹˈeɪ mˈɛɹ ɪz ðə bˈɛɾɚ hˈɔːɹs/
used to emphasize that sometimes the less obvious or less flashy option is actually the better choice
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