[English] – Cool English Expressions

“Barking up the wrong tree”

Means: to be wrong about the reason or way to achieve something

E.g: He thinks it’ll solve the issue, however, I believe that he’s barking up the wrong tree.

“You shouldn’t look a gift-horse in the mouth”

Means: the person shouldn’t scrutinise a gift because is a gift. It came from the fact of you check if a horse is old or not when you look its teeth.

E.g: He won that gift from his friend and he is unhappy. I spoke to him: “you shouldn’t look a gift-horse in the mouth.”

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