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Once bitten, twice shy

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 27, 2005

In Reply to: Once bitten, twice shy posted by ben on January 27, 2005

: what dose "once bitten, twice shy" mean exatly?

If you fall in love with someone and that someone rejects you--"once bitten"--you may be very, very reluctant--"twice shy"--to let yourself fall in love again.