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Cliches about What's Better

Fill in the missing word(s) from each of these clichés about what's better than something else.
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Last updated: January 22, 2014
First submittedJanuary 21, 2014
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Cliché
Better to give than to receive
Better safe than sorry
Better late than never
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't
Better to be alone than in bad company
Better to have loved and lost
than never to have loved at all
Better to be a live coward than a dead hero
Better to wear out than to rust out
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
Better to flatter a fool than to fight him
Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
Cliché
Something is better than nothing
Actions speak louder than words
The pen is mightier than the sword
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
A handful of patience is worth more
than a bushel of brains
Two heads are better than one
Half a loaf is better than none
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A volunteer is worth ten pressed men
A picture is worth a thousand words
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level 77
Jan 23, 2014
Woody Boyd says that you catch the most flies with dead squirrels.
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level 49
Mar 8, 2014
One time I spilled a hummingbird feeder, and an hour later my porch had about ten thousand ants swarming over it.
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level 86
Jul 14, 2017
And he's wrong. They get stuck to the honey
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level 64
Oct 2, 2019
how is that wrong?? you will have caught them then! it not only lures them but catches it aswell!
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level 77
Jun 26, 2018
Sheldon Cooper says you can get even more with manure.
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level 45
Feb 25, 2014
From the musical "Half a Sixpence" half a sixpence is better than half a romance, and half a romance is better than none.
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level 49
Mar 8, 2014
Google scores: 41 for "romance", 487,000 for "loaf".
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level 77
Mar 8, 2014
Have never heard of many of these. Better to burn out than fade away!
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level 79
Mar 8, 2014
Better to have tried and failed than.........
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level 76
Mar 8, 2014
Hey hey my my.
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level 81
Jul 16, 2014
Yeah, tried "flame out", "burn out", "burn up", etc.
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level 76
Jan 18, 2016
I thought it was flame out, too.
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level 64
Oct 2, 2019
I tried oil up (in) and grease up (down etc). It seemed logical, that is what you need to prevent rust.
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level 78
Oct 8, 2016
I was going to suggest this one
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level 62
Apr 26, 2015
I was thinking that I haven't heard of half of these, only to find out that it's more like 2 when the answers came up. doh. Great quiz, thanks
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level 76
Jul 23, 2015
And my favorite of all from Steel Magnolias, "An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure."
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level 78
Feb 2, 2018
I still use that one especially when talking about politicians and the like.
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level 56
Sep 14, 2015
Can you also add that it's Better to "strike a match" than to curse the darkness? Because I've heard it both ways.
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level 56
Apr 20, 2016
I've also heard "better to light a match" as well. It think both of those should be included.
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level 44
Aug 13, 2016
I beg to differ with the one about the live coward and dead hero, I think a dead hero is a better thing to be
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level 51
Aug 18, 2016
I've always heard "better now than never" instead of "better late than never".
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level 37
May 8, 2017
I've heard both, but I thought it was "better now than never" too.
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level 27
Feb 11, 2018
Could you add better a live chicken? i thought that was the saying...
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level 73
Jul 26, 2018
NO ONE calls me a chicken.
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level 77
May 20, 2018
I believe I've always heard the phrase "Two heads are better than one" used with the word "minds" instead. After a quick google search I was surprised to see heads being the most commonly used, with both minds and brains also mentioned. Learn something every day I suppose :]
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level 64
Oct 2, 2019
I also tried minds first. Than I remembered I came across this once before on this site, ages ago, and that it wouldnt accept it then either, this time instead of giving up I remembered it had to be something similar.
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level 43
Mar 13, 2019
It must have been more than 30 years ago that I was reading a book and one of the characters said that it was better to wear out than to rust out. I remember thinking that that’s one of the best mottoes to have about how to live your life. It stuck with me all these years. It’s interesting that in all those years I never heard anyone ever say it and I never read it anywhere else either. I didn’t realize it was even a cliche. I thought it was something the author of the book made up and it was just in that book.
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level 64
Oct 2, 2019
Well if it is hardly ever used I dont think you can call it a cliché (something that is used over and over ad nauseum). It is still an idiom though.
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level 64
Oct 2, 2019
Wow I guess this quiz is tough, I actually got 5 points but I missed 6! (It only happened once or twice before getting 5 points without getting 100% in I think in those case I only missed 1 or 2) Quite proud I figured out the lion one, I had completely no idea. The first part seemed quite logical immediately, it was a matter of figuring out "of a what"