What is the difference between proverb and idiom?
Senior Member2,018
A proverb tells a moral lesson.
"A stitch in time saves nine."
"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."

An idiom is a phrase that has a different meaning than if you looked up the individual words in a dictionary.
His words cut me to the quick. So I told him never to darken my door again.
Since he was three sheets to the wind, I'm reconsidering. You know the old proverb: "To err is human, to forgive divine."
Veteran Member39,180
Moderator: A super-user who takes care of the forums. You have the ability to message a moderator privately should you wish. These users have a range of elevated privileges including the deletion, editing and movement of posts when needed.Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.
© MediaCet Ltd. 2016, xC v7.3.1.34535. All content posted by our users is a contribution to the public domain, this does not include imported usenet posts.*
For web related enquires please contact us on webmaster@mediacet.com.
*Usenet post removal: Use 'X-No-Archive' or please send proof of the poster's email, we will remove immediately.
Views expressed in this community do not reflect the views of MediaCet LTD, and we are in no way liable for such content.
Offensive or malicious content will be removed immediately, please send an email to webmaster@mediacet.com