睇睇以下呢 10 個例子啦！
1. 得寸進尺 Give him an inch and he’ll take a yard
Give my brother an inch and he’ll take a yard. I told him he could borrow a couple of my CDs the other day and he took my iPod as well.
2. 一朝被蛇咬，十年怕草繩 Once bitten, twice shy
The first time I tried to ride a motorcycle, I fell off. I’ve been too scared to do it since. Once bitten, twice shy.
3. 小巫見大巫 Not measure up
Wongs’ bakery sold the finest Portuguese egg tarts in the city; I tried others but none of them could measure up to Wongs’.
4. 欲速則不達 Haste makes waste
Haste makes waste, so make sure you check your answer carefully before handing in your exam paper.
5. 有志者事竟成 When there’s a will, there’s a way
James was about to give up on finding the finance to start his business but I reminded him where there’s a will, there is a way.
6. 隨遇而安 Take things as they come
After his carefully-planned business strategy came to nothing because of unexpected changes in the stock market, Steven soon learned to take things as they come.
7. 留得青山在 那怕沒柴燒 While there’s life, there’s hope
The company is still making a small profit in this period of recession so while there’s life, there’s hope.
8. 天網恢恢 疏而不漏 God’s mill grinds slow but sure
The murderer is bound to be caught one day because God’s mill grinds slow but sure.
9. 隔牆有耳 The walls have ears
We had better not discuss this matter here in the office. The walls have ears.
10. 人靠衣裝 Clothes make the man
Clothes make the man. I’ve decided to buy a new suit to make a good impression at interviews. I look at it as an investment in my future.