World - Troubles never come singly Хорошие предложения для хороших друзей

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Пришла беда, отворяй (растворяй, открывай) ворота

If one trouble comes, wait for the other ~ Misfortunes never come alone (or singly). An evil chance seldom comes alone. One misfortune comes (up) on the back (or neck) of another. It never rains but it pours. If it rains at eleven, 'twill last till seven. Agues come on horseback but go away on foot. One woe doth tread upon another's heels. Mischiefs come by the pound and go away by the ounce (Contrast: ~ Better luck next time. Wherever a man dwell, he shall be sure to have a thorn- bush near his door) Ср. Час от часу не легче.

- Прожили они с полгодика великолепным образом, и вдруг новое горе. Пришла беда, отворяй ворота: потребовали Васю в присутствие жребий вынимать. Взяли его, сердягу, в солдаты и даже льготы не дали. (А. Чехов. Бабы)

"For just six months they got on splendidly, and then all of a sudden another misfortune. It never rains but it pours: Vasya was summoned to the recruiting office to draw lots for the service. He was taken, poor chap, for a soldier, and not been granted exemption."

Несчастья по одному не случаются. Есть даже поговорка про это: пришла беда - отворяй ворота… приходят эти напасти-несчастья одно за другим, одно другого хуже. (А. Лиханов. Лабиринт)

Troubles never come singly. As the saying goes: It never rains but it pours. Troubles begin to rain down one after another, one worse than the other.

The Conventional Designations and Signs:

1. Brackets in combination with different letter types in the Russian title units. For instance, Бабушка (Бабка, Старуха) (ещё) надвое сказала (гадала), where the words Бабушка надвое сказала are the saying in its basic form. The words (Бабка, Старуха) given in brackets, are the variants of the basic component Бабушка; the word (гадала) is the variant of the basic component сказала; the word (ещё) is an optional component of the saying.
2. Description (in English) of a proverb's/saying's meaning is given in italics, e.g.: Бабушка (Бабка, Старуха) (ещё) надвое сказала (гадала) Nobody knows whether it is so or not, whether it will happen or not.
3. = is put before an English monoequivalent e.g.: Аппетит приходит во время еды = Appetite (or The appetite) comes with (or in, while) eating.
4. ~ is put before an English analogue, e.g.: Близок (Близко) локоть, да не укусишь ~ There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip; or before an English antonym, e.g.: Скоро сказка сказывается, да не скоро дело делается (Contrast: ~ No sooner said than done).
5. ^ is put before a descriptive translation, in which components of an English proverb/saying or an English set-phrase is used, e.g.: Воду (в ступе) толочь - вода (и) будет ^ Beating the air is just beating the air. (The translation is made by way of using the English set-phrase "to beat the air".)
6. :: is put before such a descriptive translation as does not convey the image of the Russian proverb/saying, e.g.: Чем дальше в лес, тем больше дров:: Complications begin to set in.
7. # is put before such a descriptive translation as conveys, partially or in full, the image of the Russian proverb/saying, e.g.: Чем дальше в лес, тем больше дров # The farther into the forest, the thicker the trees. The deeper into the wood you go, the more timber seems to grow.
8. * (the asterisk) is put before those illustrations of the Russian proverb/saying's use where it has undergone an occasional change and/or participates in a stylistic device, e.g.: * Во-первых, как вам известно, вопреки пословице, брань на вороту виснет… (Ю. Герман. Я отвечаю за всё)
Firstly, because mud has a way of sticking, as you probably know…
9. Ср. is a sign of reference informing the reader that the site also contain number of similar Russian proverb/sayings, e.g.: Бабушка надвое сказала Ср. Это еще вилами по воде писано.

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