Once bitten, twice shy / fool me

Posted by SR on January 28, 2005

In Reply to: Once bitten, twice shy posted by Bob on January 28, 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.

: It's sometimes rendered "once burned, twice shy." Same meaning.

Almost the same as 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me?"