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Kaboons

learning and using
english expressions
with the Kaboons
is fun

Use the Kaboons in order to teach difficult English expressions. For instance the cartoon above explains the expression 'Don't cry over spilt milk' . Wiktionary explains this expression: ... to worry about unfortunate events which have already happened and which cannot be changed. Just by using such a cartoon you will never forget the meaning of the expression. In the Netherland the Kaboons (or Kaboontjes as is the name in the Netherlands) is a huge success for language training. We are still looking for an American educational publisher for an America/English version. Copyright ©2017 Kasper Boon. All rights reserved.


The proof of the pudding is in the eating

Wikdictionary: you can only say something is a success after it has been tried out or used.


Bite off more than one can chew

Idioms.thefreedictionary.com: to try to do something that is too big or difficult to do The key to success lies in not biting off more than you can chew.

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look before you leap


Check that you are clear what is ahead of you before making a decision that you cannot go back on. (phrases.org.uk)

don't put all your eggs in one basket


    Do not dedicate all your resources to one project.

    Do not count on any one thing to safeguard what is valuable.

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two’s company, three’s a crowd


1. used to suggest that two people would rather be alone together than have other people with them


2. used to say that it is better to leave two people alone to spend time with each other (Longman dictionary)



Barking dogs seldom bite


Don't be afraid of dogs that bark or people that threaten you (say they will do something bad to you) - in both cases they rarely take action. (englisclub.com)

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one man's loss is another man's gain


said when someone gets an advantage from someone else's bad luck (cambridge.dictionary.org)

burn your bridges behind you


To eliminate any possibility of a retreat to a former position: “In his ruthless pursuit of success, Sloane offended all his coworkers and effectively burned his bridges behind him.” (dictionary.com)