如果您的英语水平超过中级水平，这些丰富多彩的表达方式将非常有用。在本英语学习频道中，我们将教您 57 条常用英语谚语至今仍在使用的最流行的谚语！
1.A bad workman always blames his tools 拙匠总怪工具差
A: I wasn’t able to upload my homework as my internet connection was bad.
B: You know what they say, a bad workman blames his tools! Everybody else managed to hand it in on time.
2.A leopard can’t change its spots 江山易改,本性难移
Michael said he would never cheat on his girlfriend again, but you know what they say – a leopard can’t change its spots!
3.Actions speak louder than words事实胜于雄辩
I will wait and see if he improves his test score before rewarding him, actions speak louder than words.
4.All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)只工作不玩耍，聪明孩子也变傻
A: I can’t come to the concert I’m afraid – I’ve got to do some extra work.
B: Again?! You know what they say – all work and no play…!
5.Beggars can’t be choosers 乞丐没有选择的余地
Melanie asked for a free ticket and then complained about the seat being too high up. I told her that beggars can’t be choosers!
6.Better late than never 亡羊补牢，为时不晚
Ah, here comes Beth ten minutes late to the meeting – better late than never though I suppose!
英语中有一些有趣的现代谚语。例如：“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle 女人需要男人，就像鱼需要自行车一样”。这基本上意味着女性自己完全可以，没有男性。这句现代谚语是由一位著名的女权主义者创造的，她用幽默来表达她对女性独立的看法。
7.Better safe than sorry 宁求稳妥以免后悔
I’m glad I invested in a good waterproof (coat) for the hike now that it’s chucking it down (raining hard) – better safe than sorry!
8.Blood is thicker than water 血浓于水
I would always choose my family over my friends – blood is thicker than water!
9.Cross that bridge when you come to it 船到桥头自然直
There’s no point in us trying to decide what we’ll do if they decide to close down the Post Office – we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it! We have a lot to be getting on with right now.
10.Curiosity killed the cat 好奇害死猫
I’d be careful how many questions you ask him about his time in prison. Curiosity killed the cat, you know!
11.(Don’t) bite off more than you can chew 贪多嚼不烂
Maria will have to postpone her doctorate while she is so busy with her job and looking after a new-born baby – it seems she has bitten off more than she can chew!
12.(Don’t) blow your own trumpet 自吹自擂
I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet, but I’m really pleased with how good my painting is!
13.(Don’t) bury your head in the sand 不要逃避现实
I don’t think John has really moved on after the break up – he’s just burying his head in the sand. I wish he’d start dating again.
14.Don’t count your chickens (till they are hatched) 过早地打如意算盘
I wouldn’t buy the furniture until you’ve signed for the house – don’t count your chickens just yet!
15.(Don’t) cut off your nose to spite your face 死要面子活受罪
Don’t cancel your holiday to punish the kids for misbehaving, you’ll end up cutting off your nose to spite your face!
16.(Don’t) judge a book by its cover 不要以貌取人
My neighbour is a heavily tattooed man who wears metal chains in his face and all black clothes, but he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! It’s like they say, don’t judge a book…!
17.(Don’t) make a mountain out of a molehill 小题大做
A: I went for a haircut and he chopped off two whole inches!
B: Oh, don’t make a mountain out of a molehill – it’ll grow back in no time!
18.Don’t put all your eggs in one basket 不要把所有的鸡蛋都放在一个篮子里
He invested all of his life earnings into one tip on the stock market and lost all of his money. You know what they say – don’t put all your eggs in one basket!
19.Every cloud (has a silver lining) 凡事都有好的一面
I was so upset when I heard that my landlord is selling the flat, but I found an even better place that is much closer to my work and has a fantastic gym – every cloud…!
20.Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile 得寸进尺
I said Ben could use my coffee machine once, now he always using it. If you give them an inch…!
21.Good things come to those who wait 苍天不负苦心人
A: He’s been doing the lottery for more than 20 years and finally won big!
B: I guess good things come to those who wait!
22.(You can’t) have your cake and eat it too 鱼与熊掌兼得
Rachel is getting married to Ricardo while still having an affair with Wayne – you can’t have your cake and eat it too!
23.If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it 如果没坏，就不要修
I’ve been using the same computer for 15 years and it still does the job – as they say, if it ain’t broke…
24.If you can’t beat them, join them如果你不能打败他们，加入他们
I didn’t make much money as a freelance journalist so I decided to get a job with a local newspaper. If you can’t beat them, join them, right?
25.If you play with fire, you get burned 玩火者必自焚
Charlene’s in the headmaster’s office after getting caught cheating on her maths exam. If you play with fire…!
26. If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours 你敬我一尺,我还你一丈
If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. Get me an interview with your boss and I’ll lend you my Porsche next weekend.
27. Ignorance is bliss 无知是福
Joan doesn’t know that her dad got her the job at M & S, she thinks she got it by herself. As they say, ignorance is bliss!
28. It never rains, but it pours 不鸣则已一鸣惊人
First I got caught in a storm, then I got a flat tyre and now I’ve got a parking fine on top – it never rains, but it pours!
29. It takes two to tango 一个巴掌拍不响
Sally says that it was all Peter’s fault but, you know what they say, it takes two to tango!
30.It’s not over till the fat lady sings 不到最后,不见真章
Beckham surprised us all with a goal in the ninety-third minute! No one could have predicted it. It goes to show, it’s not over till the fat lady sings!
31.Less is more 少即是多
The website looks too busy. I think we should remove some text – less is more!
32.Let sleeping dogs lie 不要惹事生非
I wanted to tell the neighbours that their son had a loud party last weekend while they were away, but I thought it was better to let sleeping dogs lie.
33.Money doesn’t grow on trees 钱不是容易赚的
Those jeans you want would cost me a week’s wages – money doesn’t grow on trees, you know?!
34.No news is good news 没有消息就是好消息
We haven’t heard back from the doctor about the test results. No news is good news as far as I’m concerned!
35.No pain, no gain 不劳无获
I can’t walk properly today aften the long run I did yesterday, but no pain no gain, I guess!
36.No use crying over spilt milk 覆水难收
A: I’m so upset with myself for crashing your car!
B: Well, there’s no use crying over spilt milk – let’s go and take a look at the damage.
37.Once bitten, twice shy 一朝被蛇咬, 十年怕草绳
A: Since I fell off the skateboard and cut my leg open, I’ve been scared to get back on.
B: Once bitten, twice shy, right?
38.Out of sight, out of mind 眼不见，心不烦
A: I haven’t even thought about that idiot Sandra since I saw her at the party.
B: You know what they say – out of sight, out of mind!
39.Practice makes perfect 熟能生巧
A: John’s been going to German classes for about a year and he’s finally getting the hang of it!
B: Yep, practice makes perfect.
40.Practise what you preach 言行一致
You can’t tell your kids not to lie and then lie to them yourself! You should practise what you preach if you want them to grow up right.
41.Rome wasn’t built in a day 罗马不是一天建成的
I know that you want to complete this deal, but I don’t want to rush it through – Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know!
42.Strike while the iron is hot 趁热打铁
You should put an offer in on that house now if you want to buy it – strike while the iron is hot!
43.The early bird catches the worm 早起的鸟儿有虫吃
A: How did you manage to get hold of those trainers? I thought they’d sell out in ten minutes!
B: I waited outside the Nike store since 6am. Early bird catches the worm!
44.The end justifies the means 为达目的不择手段
The Police officer tricked the criminal into admitting the truth – sometimes the end justifies the means!
45.The grass is always greener (on the other side) 这山望着那山高
A: I wish I’d chosen French over German – their class seems way more fun.
B: The grass is always greener! They’re probably thinking the same about us.
46.The proof is in the pudding 布丁好不好，吃了才知道
They seem to have done a really good job on the new Mazda 300 – but as they say, the proof is in the pudding! I’m looking forward to taking it for a spin when it’s finally released next month.
47.There is no smoke without fire 无风不起浪
A: Have you heard that the Prime Minister has been accused of having parties during lockdown?
B: No smoke without fire, I reckon!
48.Too many cooks (spoil the broth) 人多添乱
There were five of us working together on the painting and the result was an absolute mess – too many cooks…
49.Two heads are better than one 人多智广
Do you think you could give me a hand with writing my proposal for work? I’m struggling with the wording and two heads are better than one!
50.Two wrongs don’t make a right 两个错加不出一个正确来
A: I can’t believe I’m being punished for taking her book when she stole my tablet!
B: I’m afraid two wrongs don’t make a right.
51.What goes around comes around 善有善报恶有恶报
My boss is in trouble for not paying his taxes – what goes around comes around.
52.When in Rome (do as the Romans do)入乡随俗
When on holiday in France we tend to have a glass of wine with our lunch – as they say, when in Rome…!
53.Where there’s a will, there’s a way 有志者事竟成
They told the film star he’d never make it in Hollywood, but where there’s a will there’s a way!
54.While the cat’s away, the mice will play 猫儿不在，鼠儿成精
I noticed that the whole office clocked off early today as the boss is on holiday – when the cat’s away…!
55.You can have too much of a good thing 好事过头了也会变坏事
I’ve eaten so much birthday cake I feel sick – too much of a good thing, right?!！
56.You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink你能把马牵到水边，但是你没法强迫它喝水。
The chef put some healthy recipes on the menu, but most of the pupils still opted for fries – you can lead a horse to water…!
57.You can’t teach an old dog new tricks没法让老狗学新把戏
We bought our oldest waiter a top of the range tablet to take orders, but he still insists on using his notepad – you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, I suppose!