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A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush

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Idiom of the Moment

Have one's hands full

"To be extremely busy
To be busy or totally occupied with someone or something
To be so busy that you do not have time to do anything else"

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A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush


Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.
This proverb refers back to mediaeval falconry where a bird in the hand (the falcon) was a valuable asset and certainly worth more than two in the bush (the prey).


Bob: "I think I'm gonna quit my job..another firm is going to offer me a better job.."
Joe: "Are you sure? You probably shouldn't quit unless you know you're gonna get in for sure. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

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