an onion a day keeps everyone away
/ɐn ˈʌniən ɐ dˈeɪ kˈiːps ˈɛvɹɪwˌʌn ɐwˈeɪ/
used to suggest that the strong odor of onions can make people avoid one
cleanliness is next to godliness
/klˈɛnlɪnəs ɪz nˈɛkst tə ɡˈɑːdlinəs/
used to imply that being clean and hygienic is important for spiritual purity and overall well-being
a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book
/ɐ ɡˈʊd lˈæf ænd ɐ lˈɑːŋ slˈiːp ɑːɹ ðə bˈɛst kjˈʊɹz ɪnðə dˈɑːktɚz bˈʊk/
used to suggest that laughter and rest can be powerful tools for promoting mental and physical health
an apple a day keeps the doctor away
/ɐn ˈæpəl ɐ dˈeɪ kˈiːps ðə dˈɑːktɚɹ ɐwˈeɪ/
used to suggest that eating healthy foods, such as apples, can help to prevent illness and keep one healthy
better to be poor and healthy than rich and sick
/bˈɛɾɚ təbi pˈʊɹ ænd hˈɛlθi ðɐn ɹˈɪtʃ ænd sˈɪk/
used to emphasize the importance of prioritizing health and well-being over material wealth, implying that good health is more essential for a fulfilling life
better pay the butcher than the doctor
/bˈɛɾɚ pˈeɪ ðə bˈʊtʃɚ ðɐn ðə dˈɑːktɚ/
used to suggest that investing in a healthy and balanced diet can help to prevent illness and reduce the need for costly medical treatment
an empty sack / bag cannot / will not stand upright
/ɐn ˈɛmpti sˈæk bˈæɡ kænˈɑːt wɪl nˌɑːt stˈænd ˈʌpɹaɪt/
used to suggest that having enough nourishment through food is essential for carrying out one's duties effectively
the best advice is found on the pillow
/ðə bˈɛst ɐdvˈaɪs ɪz fˈaʊnd ɑːnðə pˈɪloʊ/
used to suggest that taking time to reflect and think things over before going to sleep can lead to better decision-making and finding solutions to problems
early to bed, (and) early to rise
/ˈɜːli tə bˈɛd ænd ˈɜːli tə ɹˈaɪz/
used to imply that maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, with sufficient hours of sleep can have a positive impact on one's health, productivity, and overall well-being
it is ill speaking between a full man and a fasting
/ɪt ɪz ˈɪl spˈiːkɪŋ bɪtwˌiːn ɐ fˈʊl mˈæn ænd ɐ fˈæstɪŋ/
used to advise against having serious conversations or arguments when one person is well-fed and satisfied while the other is hungry and irritable, as it may lead to misunderstandings and conflict
night brings counsel
/nˈaɪt bɹˈɪŋz kˈaʊnsəl/
used to imply that a good night's sleep and taking time to reflect on a problem or decision can lead to greater clarity and perspective, resulting in better decision-making
after dinner sleep a while, after supper walk a mile
/ˈæftɚ dˈɪnɚ slˈiːp ɐ wˈaɪl ˈæftɚ sˈʌpɚ wˈɔːk ɐ mˈaɪl/
used to encourage individuals to prioritize their health and well-being, and to recognize the potential benefits of different activities after meals
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