don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim

1855 H. G. BOHN Hand-Book of Proverbs 459 Never venture out of your depth till you can swim.

1975 D. BAGLEY Snow Tiger xv. ‘There I was... Over-protected and regarded as a teacher’s pet into the bargain.’ ‘“Don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim,”’ quoted McGill.


Proverbs new dictionary.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • water — see don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim blood is thicker than water dirty water will quench fire you can take a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink no matter how long a log stays in the water, it doesn’t become a… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • learn — see live and learn it is never too late to learn never too old to learn we must learn to walk before we can run don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • swim — see don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • The Underland Chronicles — Merge|Gregor and the Code of Claw|Talk:The Underland Chronicles#Proposed merge|date=January 2008 The Underland Chronicles is a five part series of children’s books written by Suzanne Collins between 2003 and 2007. It tells the story of an eleven… …   Wikipedia

  • The Amazing Race 9 — Season run February 28, 2006 – May 17, 2006 Filming dates November 7, 2005 – December 3, 2005 No. of episodes 12 Winning team B.J. Averell Tyler MacNiven Continents visited …   Wikipedia

  • The Amazing Race 11 — Infobox Television Amazing Race show name = The Amazing Race: All Stars caption = The Amazing Race logo first aired = 2007 02 18 last aired = 2007 05 06 filming started = 2006 11 20 filming ended = 2006 12 17… …   Wikipedia

  • List of minor The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy characters — The following is an alphabetical list of the minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. The descriptions of the characters are accompanied by information on details about appearances and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of minor characters from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — The following is a list of minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams.AgrajagAgrajag is a constantly reincarnated entity who ends up being killed multiple times by Arthur Dent. First… …   Wikipedia

  • Controversies relating to the Six-Day War — The Six Day War was fought between June 5 and June 10, 1967, by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt [known then as the United Arab Republic (UAR)], Jordan, and Syria. The war began with a large scale surprise air strike by Israel on Egypt… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Friday the 13th characters — Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that consists of twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, and comic books. The main character in the series is Jason Voorhees, who drowned at Camp Crystal Lake as a boy due to the negligence …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.