time and tide wait for no man

Time and tide wait for no man
This is used as a way of suggestion that people should act without delay.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • time and tide wait for no man — ► time and tide wait for no man proverb if you don t make use of a favourable opportunity, you may never get the same chance again. Main Entry: ↑time …   English terms dictionary

  • time and tide wait for no man — c 1390 CHAUCER Clerk’s Tale 1.118 For thogh we slepe or wake, or rome, or ryde, Ay fleeth the tyme; it nil no [will no] man abyde. a 1520 Everyman (1961) 1.143 The Tyde abydeth no man. 1592 R. GREENE Disputation between He Cony catcher & She Cony …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • time and tide wait for no man — one person cannot stop the forces of time, one person cannot change events that are fated to continue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • time and tide wait for no man —    This is used as a way of suggestion that people should act without delay.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • time and tide wait for no man — proverb if you don t make use of a favorable opportunity, you may never get the same chance again …   Useful english dictionary

  • for no man — See: TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • time — ► NOUN 1) the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future, regarded as a whole. 2) a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon. 3) the favourable or appropriate moment to do… …   English terms dictionary

  • tide — 01. The children got trapped on a small rock in the middle of the water when the [tide] came in while they were playing. 02. When the [tide] is out, we can walk further along the beach. 03. I like to explore the beach when the [tide] is low. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • man — see man cannot live by bread alone whatever man has done, man may do a man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks man is the measure of all things man proposes, God disposes man’s extremity is …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • tide — [OE] Tide originally meant ‘time’ – as in the tautologous ‘time and tide wait for no man’. Like the related German zeit, Dutch tijd, and Swedish and Danish tid, all of which mean ‘time’, it comes from a prehistoric Germanic *tīdiz. This was… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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