|you can thank your lucky stars
||you were lucky, be thankful you are safe
||He can thank his lucky stars that a doctor was there. He nearly died.
|you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
||you cannot improve the quality of junk; cannot make gold from iron
||When Hal put a Mercedes star on his Ford, I said, "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."
|you can't sell anybody if you don't love everybody
||you will be more successful if you have love in your heart
||"So you're going into sales?" "Yes. Do you have any advice?" "Well, a saying from Beverly Hills Cop may be helpful in sales - or any occupation:
You can't sell anybody if you don't love everybody!"
|you can't teach an old dog new tricks
||old dogs and old people do not like to change or learn, die hard
||Our senior employees don't like computer training - you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
|you can't tell a book by its cover
||the cover or surface does not reveal its contents, beauty is only skin deep
||If you buy a car because it looks nice, remember this: you can't tell a book by its cover.
|you don't miss the water till the well runs dry
||you do not appreciate some things until they go away or become extinct
||Now we have only memories of our song birds. You don't miss the water till the well runs dry.
|you don't say
||that is surprising, how about that
||"We have ten kids," the man said. "You don't say!" my mom replied.
|you got it
||you have the answer, you are doing it right
||"You got it, kid!" the coach said. "That's the way to score!"
|you had to be there
||to understand, you should have been there with me; it was funny then
||When I said, "Goo!" everybody laughed and clapped. I guess you had to be there.
|you have to be good to be lucky
||people with ability cause their own good luck, prepare like crazy
||Athletes don't wait for good luck. They try to improve, knowing you have to be good to be lucky.