“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” – Harry S Truman, President of the United States, 1884 – 1972
- stand – tolerate
“Discretion is the better part of valour.” – It is wiser to be cautious than excessively courageous.
- valour – courage in the face of danger, especially in battle
To take a rain check – to decline a present offer, intending to accept it in the future.
- “Do you feel like playing a game of squash?” “No, I’ll take a rain check. I’ve got to get home early tonight.”
squash – a very fast sport played using a racket