Talk:a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

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Pard' me for saying so, but 'the grass is always greener...' is not a synonym for 'a bird in the hand...'. 'a bird in the hand...' stands for: to posess. 'the grass is always greener...' stands for: to envy. 'Envying' is not a synonym for 'posessing'. A synonym for 'a bird in the hand...' would rather be: 'better half an egg than an empty shell' (litterally translated) or as they say in English: 'better half a loaf than no bread' - Helmarsan 12:05, 16 june 2007 (UTC)

True. They are related but not synonymous. I've changed it to a See also heading. Widsith 10:12, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

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There is a little more to the meaning of this proverb than just that. The definition should read something like: "It is preferable not to risk losing a small but certain advantage in pursuit of a greater one." —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 14 March 2010.