One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
It's better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking to get more.
- ‘The old adage that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush reflects the prudent strategy to go for the sure thing’
- ‘Sometimes a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush but occasionally, the bird in the hand is really only a reasonable facsimile of the other two.’
- ‘Tearing up the agreement may head off any potential lawsuits, but as far as TV coverage is concerned, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.’
- ‘The KMT appears to have forgotten the old maximum that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - and stands to become the biggest loser in the recall drive.’
- ‘In a possible offer situation for a troubled company, a bird in the hand is certainly worth more than two in the bush.’
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