The Aphorism: Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail

The Aphorism:  “Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail”

It’s Meaning And Usage in The Common Tongue Of The English language


As with most other expressions in English (whether they are an Aphorism, Phrasal-Verb, Prepositional Phrase, or an Idiomatic Expression) this phrase is shortened from a longer term.  This is because the much longer, and more grammatically-correct form of the phrase just wouldn’t be as “poetic”, and there-fore, would not be as effective of a statement when used.

The statement would go something like this…

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism

(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)

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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:

To Find Out The Difference …

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(And Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself…  Or The Cart)



Aphorism: “We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It”

“We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It”


Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an idiomatic aphorism which is used to calm someone who is worried about some situation in the future, when there is absolutely nothing that can be done about it in the present – and that simply worrying about it, either does no good, or can potentially be detrimental to the present situation.

“Oh My Gosh!  I just found out that a comet could hit the Earth and bring the destruction of civilization as we know it!!!

What Are We Gonna DOOOOOOOOOOO!!!?!?!?!!???!?!??!?!?


Well, there’s nothing we can do about it now…  We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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(“Damn… No Place To Skate”)

For more examples and an explanation of how to properly use this phrase…


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Aphorism: “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!”

“Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!”

Today’s Tid-Bit is another aphorism.  Remember, those are those types of sayings that people often use as a piece of advice or as an annoying way of trying to tell you what to do…  or worse yet, as a way of saying that you should have done something differently than you did.

And today’s little saying is a way of telling someone (usually after it’s already too late) to not take on too much responsibility or to not do some act that is beyond the physical and/or mental capabilities of the person that the statement is directed to.

As there is only a certain amount that any one person (or animal) can chew

…and if that person (or animal) then tries to bite off MORE than he or she can ACTUALLY put in his or her mouth chew

(regardless of whether anyone shared with him or her this “helpful” piece of advice)

…then that person (or animal) will end up in a difficult situation and/or will end up wasting whatever it is he or she is chewing.

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Um… Dude… That’s a gigantic hot-dog and a baby bird… those two things do not go together!

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To see how this amazing GIF of some skinny little punk getting slammed into the ground is also an example Biting Off More Than He Could Chew…


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“A Little Bit (of something) Goes A Long Way.”

“A Little Bit (of something) Goes A Long Way


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This time on “GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Uses Funny Pop-Culture GIFs To Teach Authentic English!!!”, we are joined by the hilarious duo of 70s Icons “Cheech & Chong” and two of the  cutest little Judo Stars in The World – to demonstrate the meaning of this common Idiomatic Aphorism.

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And Don’t Forget The Rizlas

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Aphorism: “Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure”

“Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure”


Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an “Aphorism” which means very much the same thing as an other very popular aphorism, “Haste Makes Waste”.


“If a person acts in a hurried or rushed way, without paying close attention to what he or she is doing – there is a good chance that, later on, that person will be rather upset about the results of his or her actions… (and will most likely have to go back and do whatever it was he or she was doing, all over again.)”

For A More Thorough Explanation (One Which Was Not Created “In Haste” 😉 )


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