Posted by ACME on November 14, 2004
In Reply to: Wink wink nudge nudge Acme posted by Lotg on November 13, 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
: : : Thanks
: : 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.
One swallow doesn't get the Mercedes convertible....but a dozen is a sure thing.