Proverbs
A Dictionary of Barbadian Language
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If black bird fly wid pigeon ‘e will get shoot
You will receive the same treatment as those you associate with.
 
If greedy wait, hot will cool
Your patience in a situation will be rewarded.
 
If rain water en' full yuh barrel, dew water can' full it
Don't wait till later in life when oppounities are fewer, to try to make something of your life.
 
If yuh didn't at de christening, yuh shouldn't be at the wedding
Do not get involved in something if you do not know how it started.
 
It ain't de gun dat does kill yuh, it is de shot
Small problems often cause more difficulty than big ones.
 
It don't tek a big axe tuh cut down a big tree.
Size is not equal to effectiveness.
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