Wednesday, November 10, 2021

"The early bird gets the worm."

Click to see Vol. I, Issue 2 of the newsletter in which this article first appeared.

Proverb: The early bird gets the worm.

  • You can also say, "The early bird catches the worm."

Meaning: The one who is prepared--or who gets there first--is more likely to succeed.

  • These days, people like to make a joke about this: "The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!"

Mini-Dialogue: Mario sees his friend Melissa waiting at the campus ticket office pn the morning tickets for a concert go on sale...

Mario: Hi, Melissa. Why are you already in line? The ticket office isn't even open yet!
Melissa: Well, like our teacher always tells us, "The early bird gets the worm."
Mario: Good luck! I hope you get what you came for.


Which situation illustrates the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm"? Answer is in the first comment below.

A. getting to the bakery before other customers, while the bread is still hot
B. waiting until the day of the deadline to send in an application
C. leaving home with just enough time to reach your destination

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