Hmmm?

United States
October 30, 2012 11:10am CST
Yes again things just seem to run through my mind and when I hear the quotes people say like don't put or count your eggs in a basket? What is that? l.o.l. I never got he meaning of that. Then there are some sayings like don't count your eggs before they hatch. hmm? Then there are so many and if you guys remember my old post of sayings? Gotta think of more hold on, he he he oh apple don't from the tree what is that all about? Oh that's calling the kettle black? Never got that one either/?
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@marguicha (76188)
• Chile
31 Oct 12
The saying goes that you should not "put" all your eggs in the same basket. It means that if you donĀ“t diversify whatever you do, specially with money, you could lose it all. All saying mean something wise if you learn exactly how they are worded.
• United States
31 Oct 12
okay thanks never could get that one or understand it thanks again.
@marguicha (76188)
• Chile
31 Oct 12
The kettle saying means that both the kettle and the pot are black (you cannot say something bad about someone as you are not perfect either).
• United States
31 Oct 12
okay thanks
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
29 Nov 12
same here.. they just make us think. Maybe they are quotes to make us learn something.
• United States
29 Nov 12
I agree Have a nice day.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
31 Oct 12
Hi Jahernandezrivas, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" means that you should have a variety of plans or ideas rather than to count on just one. That is so that you have a back up plan IF plan A fails. If you put all your eggs in one basket and that basket drops ...no more eggs. Don't count your eggs till they are hatched: Don't get your hopes up until something actually is right there in front of you because as you know, anything can happen. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: That is usually referring to an offspring of someone and meaning that the kid is very much like the parent. "The kettle calling the Kettle black" means that what you are saying about someone is what could easily be said about yourself. For example when a liar calls someone else a liar. Hope this helps you!
• United States
31 Oct 12
Yes that all helped very much thank you and have a great day.
@celticeagle (111525)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Oct 12
I have never heard don't put or count your eggs in a basket. The only one I have heard is don't coount your chickens before they are hatched. Apples don't fall far from the tree. They both have to do with a person's character. Not sure about the kettle black one.
• United States
31 Oct 12
o yeah that was it thanks
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
Idioms can be sometimes a bit puzzling, I know. There are some which I figured out a day after I heard it. But I guess it takes the formality out of sentences and makes for a lighter conversation.
• United States
30 Oct 12
Yes they can be confusing at times.