Table of Contents
- 1 Who came up with the saying if it aint broke dont fix it?
- 2 What does leave well enough alone means?
- 3 What is the meaning of Cut your coat according to the cloth?
- 4 What does the idiom bite the dust mean?
- 5 Is it true that ‘if it’s not broken don’t fix it?
- 6 What is the origin of the phrase ‘Let’s not fix it’?
Who came up with the saying if it aint broke dont fix it?
Thomas Bertram Lance
The phrase is widely attributed to Gainesville, Georgia-born Thomas Bertram Lance, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget during Jimmy Carter’s Presidency, who resigned after his first year in office due to charges in a banking scandal that he was later acquitted of in 1980.
What does leave well enough alone means?
Definition of leave well enough alone : to stop changing something that is already good enough He just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone.
What is the most commonly used phrase?
The most common English idioms
|So far so good
|Things are going well so far
|Speak of the devil
|The person we were just talking about showed up!
|That’s the last straw
|My patience has run out
|The best of both worlds
|An ideal situation
|as part of a sentence
What is the meaning of always put your best foot forward?
1 US : to behave very well in order to gain someone’s approval When I visited my girlfriend’s parents I tried to be very polite and put my best foot forward. 2 British : to try as hard as possible to do something difficult I’ve got to put my best foot forward to meet this deadline.
What is the meaning of Cut your coat according to the cloth?
[mainly British] to make plans and decisions that are based on what you have and not what you would like. It is up to organizations which were supported by the taxpayer to cut their coats according to the cloth available.
What does the idiom bite the dust mean?
“Bite the dust” is usually used to describe a fall to the ground or someone’s death and is more commonly associated with the death of a soldier in battle, but it also has the more modern association with general failure.
What is a quick trigger?
QUICK-TRIGGER 4333 is an additive used for achieving early rain resistance in exterior coatings that are comprised of BASF latex polymers. QUICK-TRIGGER 4333 has been engineered to serve as a high-performance additive in coating formulations that comply with ASTM 6083 and California Title 24 protocols.
Who said “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”?
The Origin Of “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It” Bert Lance is credited as the one who popularized this phrase. He worked for President Jimmy Carter as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the year 1977.
Is it true that ‘if it’s not broken don’t fix it?
You’ve probably heard the saying ‘If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!”, or some kind of variant of it (‘never change a winning horse’ for example), a million times. Many people are apprehensive about change because it poses a risk, the risk that the endeavor might fail.
What is the origin of the phrase ‘Let’s not fix it’?
Don’t meddle with something that’s functioning adequately. For example, So long as they like our proposal let’s not change it; if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. This folksy and deliberately ungrammatical expression dates from the mid-1900s. For a synonym, see leave well enough alone.
Is our environment broken or broken?
And the way we deal with our environment is clearly not broken, because the effects haven’t become intolerable. Except once our environment is broken, it will be impossible (or very difficult) to fix it. Next time someone says If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, if it could be better, then it’s as good as broken.