Posted by Parthian on May 27, 2007
In Reply to: Boys will be boys posted by Ca on May 27, 2007
: The meaning of "boys will be boys" and "charity begins at home"?
:If you just want the meanings:
"boys will be boys"=that boys will be naughty,as is the nature of all boys.Also used for grown men as well as boys.Its usage is as an excuse for doing the wrong thing.
"charity begins at home"=take care of the family/people/country/group etc.to which you belong,before offerring help to anyone outside your own group.For some strange reason I think this has a religious origin...but I could be very wrong on that.