once bit, twice shy

once bit, twice shy
посл.
(once bit (или bitten), twice shy)
≈ пуганая ворона куста боится; обжёгшись на молоке, будешь дуть и на воду

‘I'm not in the running for any big deal,’ he said. ‘Besides, once bitten twice shy.’ ‘You've been bitten more than once.’ Sally reminded him. (K. S. Prichard, ‘Winged Seeds’, ch. XVIII) — - Я больше не ввязываюсь в крупные аферы, - сказал Фриско. - Обжегшись на молоке, дуешь на воду. - Ты, однако, не раз обжигался, - возразила Салли.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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