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A bad workman always blames his tools A careless or unskilled worker blames bad work on his tools rather than himself.
   
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush Something that one already has is better than going after something seemingly more worthwhile that one may not be able to get.
   
The best fish swim near the bottom The best things are hard to come by
   
The best laid schemes of mice and men often fail No matter how well planned, your arrangements can go wrong because you do not control all events and cannot see into the future
   
The best of friends must part Even good friends sometimes need to part, if only for a while
   
The best things come in small packages Expensive things which are considered among the best things, can come in small packages
   
The best things in life are free The most important things in life such as love, kindness, generosity etc. are free
   
The bigger they are, the harder they fall The bigger a problem the greater its impact
   
A burnt child dreads fire A bad experience or a horrifying incident may scar one's attitude or thinking for a lifetime.
   
The buck stops here It means final decision or total responsibility for an action
   
The blind leading the blind A person helping or advising someone knows as little about the subject as the person who is being advised.
   
Bad news travels fast People seem to hear bad news very fast
   
Bad is never good until worse happens A bad situation you have been complaining about will suddenly seem a blessing when something worse happens
   
Barking dogs seldom bite Those who make loud threats seldom carry them out.
   
Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it What you wish for may not really be what is good for you
   
Be on the safe side To take special precautions to avoid making a mistake
   
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder What is beautiful to one person may not be beautiful to others.
   
Beauty is only skin-deep Looks are not the most important thing about a person
   
Beggars can't be choosers Someone in need should be grateful for what is given to him -- even if it's not what he wants or expects
   
Behind every successful man is a woman A man's strongest and most loyal supporters are usually his mother and/or his wife
   
Better a mouse in the pot than no meat at all To have something, no matter how little or poor in quality, is better than to have nothing at all
   
Better be safe than sorry It is wise to take precautions rather than be upset that you did not prepare for an eventuality after something has happened
   
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know the problems you are facing at present may not be as bad as those in the place you are planning to move to
   
Better to be alone than in bad company It is better to be by yourself than to be with people who are a bad influence
   
Better to die with honor than live with shame It is more honorable to do the right thing even if you will be punished or have to die for it than to live as a coward or a liar
   
Better a mouse in the pot than no meat at all To have something, no matter how little or poor in quality, is better than to have nothing at all
   
Better late than never It is more honorable to do the right thing even if you will be punished or have to die for it than to live as a coward or a liar
   
Between the devil and the deep sea
 
 To choose between two equally bad alternatives in a serious dilemma.
   
Between a rock and a hard place To be in a difficult situation from which there seems to be no escape
   
Bite off more than one can chew To try to do something one is unable to do or incapable of doing.
   
Birds of a feather flock together People of the same sort of character or belief always go together.
   
Bitter pills may have blessed effects Something may be unpleasant or painful, but it can help you in the long run
   
Blood is thicker than water Family ties are stronger than any other.
   
Books and friends should be few but good You do not need to have too many friends or read too many books in order to live a balanced, fulfilled and complete life as long as the friends and books you do have are full of substance
   
Boys will be boys Often applied to men who act childishly
   
Brain is better than brawn
 
 Intelligence is more valuable than physical strength
   
Bread always falls buttered-side down
 
 Of two possibilities, it often seems that the more negative one will occur
   
Brevity is the soul of wit
 
 When you want to sound clever, it is better to be brief rather than long-winded
   
Business before pleasure
 
 It is better to finish your work before you have a good time
 
   
Burn the candle at both ends
 
 Those who are always busy and seem to get little rest
   
Buy a pig in a poke
 
 Buy something without examining it for faults or checking to see if they are really getting what they believe they have purchased
   
By timely mending save much spending
 
 Fix a problem as soon as you discover it to save money, expense, worry, etc having to deal with it later when it has become a bigger problem