Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 13, 2004
In Reply to: What do these mean? posted by Sapphire on November 12, 2004
: : : What does "one swallow doesn't make a summer" mean? "It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good"? And what about "There is a time to wink and a time to see"?
: : 'One swallow...' It is swallow as in the migratory bird. It means that a single instance of something does not indicate major change.
: : 'It's an ill wind...' means that most things, however seemingly damaging, provide an advantage to someone: ie, it would be a TRULY ill (evil) wind that brought no good to anyone.
: : 'Time to wink...' means that there is a time to overlook perceived misdemeanours (wink) and a time to act against them.
: : Or that is my take.
: : DFG
There's a similar one, and maybe Acme can back me up on this: "One swallow doesn't make a relationship" or "...doesn't get you a convertible", or something like that. Sorry, couldn't resist.