(a) bird in the hand

(a) bird in the hand
A bird in the hand (is worth two in the bush). something that you say which means it is better to keep what you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.

If I were you I'd accept the money they're offering. After all, a bird in the hand...


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  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand) — Infobox Police Squad! episode Title = The Butler Did it (A Bird in the Hand) Caption = Frank and Ed shooting at the kidnapper in front of the El Tubadera club Season = 1 Episode = 3 Airdate = Start date|1982|March|18cite web | title=The Butler… …   Wikipedia

  • bird in the hand — phrasal Etymology: from the proverb “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” : something assured or definite rather than the merely possible …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (a) — Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn t risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure. A proverb. * /Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (a) — Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn t risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure. A proverb. * /Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bird\ in\ the\ hand\ is\ worth\ two\ in\ the\ bush — proverb Something we have, or can easily get, is more valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn t risk losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure. Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bird in the hand is worth two in the bush —     A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush —    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (a) bird in the hand — what you have or know is better than something you do not have or know. Investors are focused on the bird in the hand, and not looking for new opportunities very much these days. Usage notes: based on the full form, a bird in the hand is worth… …   New idioms dictionary

  • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush — A certainty is not to be thrown away for a poor chance of something better • • • Main Entry: ↑bird * * * proverb it s better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking more * * * a bird in the hand is worth two in… …   Useful english dictionary

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