faint heart never won fair lady

Faint heart never won fair lady
This means that you will not get the partner of your dreams if you lack the confidence to let them know how you feel.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • faint heart never won fair lady — Cf. c 1390 GOWER Confessio Amantis v. 6573 Bot as men sein, wher herte is failed, Ther schal no castell ben assailed. 1545 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages (ed. 2) 10 A coward verely neuer obteyned the loue of a faire lady. 1580 LYLY Euphues & his …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • faint heart never won fair lady — proverb timidity will prevent you from achieving your objective …   Useful english dictionary

  • faint heart — n. a person who has a timid or reserved nature faint heart never won fair lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • heart — see absence makes the heart grow fonder cold hands, warm heart what the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over faint heart never won fair lady out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks home is where th …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fair — see fair and softly goes far in a day all’s fair in love and war fair play’s a jewel none but the brave deserve the fair a fair exchange is no robbery faint heart never won fair lady …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • lady — see faint heart never won fair lady far fetched and dear bought is good for ladies the opera isn’t over till the fat lady sings …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • faint — see faint heart never won fair lady …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Mann — 1. A blind man may perchance hit the mark. – Tauben und Hühner Zeitung (Berlin 1862), Nr. 6, S. 46. 2. A Mann a Wort oder a Hundsfott. (Ulm.) 3. A Mann wie a Maus ün a Weib wie a Haus is noch nit gleich. (Jüd. deutsch. Warschau.) Will sagen, dass …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • courage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of fear Nouns 1. courage, bravery, valor; boldness, strength; daring, gallantry, heroism, intrepidity; defiance, audacity; rashness, brinkmanship; confidence, self reliance; chivalry, prowess,… …   English dictionary for students

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