One is cautious in the future if one has been hurt in the past.
33 Views

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Translation

Find a translation for the once bitten, twice shy phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to once bitten, twice shy

How to pronounce this phrase?

Discuss this once bitten, twice shy phrase with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this once bitten, twice shy definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "once bitten, twice shy." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 9 Dec. 2021. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/once-bitten,-twice-shy_5825>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a phrases master?

    »
    Time _____ when you're having fun.
    • A. flies
    • B. waits
    • C. stops
    • D. ticks on

    Browse Phrases.com