Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

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It is better to remain satisfied with what you have earned or you have got, rather than craving for what is out of reach or difficult to get hold of

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  • This idiom is an ancient Greek saying. It is a very famous Aesop’s fable originally and it was also repeated by ancient Romans. In the 14th century this idiom was used by English writers after translation. This term was also used by hunters to communicate and remain satisfied with their hunting. They always thought of a captured bird to be more valuable than those, which were not caught and some distance away.
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Always keep in mind that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush and brace the job, you have got now.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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