Translation: from spanish

many a slip between the cup and the lip

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  • There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip — is an old English proverb. A Latin form is found in Erasmus s Adagia, I.iv.1 ( Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra ) which appears to derive from an epigram by Palladas in The Greek Anthology (X, 32). It can mean that between the time we… …   Wikipedia

  • there’s many a slip between cup and lip — Cf. CATO THE ELDER in Aulus Gellius Noctes Atticae XIII. xviii. 1 (saepe audivi) inter os atque offam multa intervenire posse, (I have often heard) that many things can come between mouth and morsel; PALLADAS (attrib.) in Anthologia Palatina x.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip — ► there s many a slip twixt cup and lip proverb many things can go wrong between the start of a project and its completion. Main Entry: ↑slip …   English terms dictionary

  • there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip — proverb many things can go wrong between the start of a project and its completion; nothing is certain until it has happened * * * there s ˌmany a ˈslip twixt ˌcup and ˈlip idiom (saying) nothing is completely certain until it really happens… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cup — see full cup, steady hand the last drop makes the cup run over there’s many a slip between cup and lip …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • slip — 1. v. & n. v. (slipped, slipping) 1 intr. slide unintentionally esp. for a short distance; lose one s footing or balance or place by unintended sliding. 2 intr. go or move with a sliding motion (as the door closes the catch slips into place;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Initial D characters and teams — This is a list of characters from the anime and manga series Initial D. Contents 1 Main characters (Fujiwara Tofu Shop) 1.1 Takumi Fujiwara 1.2 Bunta Fujiwara 2 Projec …   Wikipedia

  • List of words having different meanings in British and American English: A–L — Differences between American and British English American English …   Wikipedia

  • 功败垂成 — gōngbài chuíchéng [There s many a slip between the cup and the lip; fail in a great undertaking on the verge of success] 功业即将取得成就之时突然失败了 毋使临渴而掘井, 功败垂成。 《孽海花》 我明白, 这个向来有泪不轻弹的硬汉, 之所以伤心落泪, 是在为自己那努力多年而功败垂成的事业感到惋惜 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • Ancaeus — The name Ancaeus or Ankaios (Ἀγκαῖος) is attributed to two heroes in Greek mythology. Both were among the Argonauts, and each met his death at the tusks of a boar. They are often confused with one another.Ancaeus of ArcadiaAncaeus, son of King… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary


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