Don't throw (or empty) the baby out with the bath water. ⇒ 教訓 81

   A bad bush is better than the open field. ⇒ 教訓 74
   A bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. ⇒ 教訓 82
   A bad excuse is better than none. ⇒ 教訓74
   A bad penny always comes back (or turns up). ⇒ 教訓159
   A bad shearer never had a good sickle. ⇒ 教訓 82
   A bad workman always blames his tools. ⇒ 教訓 82
   A bad workman finds fault with his tools. ⇒ 教訓 82
   Bad money drives out good.[Thomas Gresham] ⇒ 教訓159
   Bad news travels fast. ⇒ 教訓200
   Better be alone than bad company. ⇒ 教訓131
   Fire is a good servant but a bad master. ⇒ 教訓122
   Give a dog a bad name and hang him. ⇒ 教訓201
   Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. ⇒ 教訓 66
   Make the best of a bad bargain. ⇒ 教訓104
   Make the best of a bad job. ⇒ 教訓104
   Money is a good servant, but a bad master. ⇒ 教訓152
   Nothing is so bad in which there is not something of good. ⇒ 教訓 1
   Nothing so bad but it might have been worse. ⇒ 教訓 62
   Pardoning the bad is injuring the good. ⇒ 教訓224
   Praise makes good men better and bad men worse. ⇒ 教訓 81
   The receiver is as bad as the thief. ⇒ 教訓161
   There is no devil so bad as a she-devil. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   There is no such thing as as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. ⇒ 教訓 77
   Three removes (or removals) are as bad as a fire. ⇒ 教訓 98
   Whether the pitcher strikes the stone, or the stone the pitcher, it is bad for the pitcher. ⇒ 教訓 77・ ⇒ 教訓144
   You have to take the good with the bad. ⇒ 教訓 57

   The bait hides the hook. ⇒ 教訓 22
   The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait. ⇒ 教訓121

   The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead. ⇒ 教訓 55

   That's the way the ball bounces. ⇒ 教訓 57

   A bargain is a bargain. ⇒ 教訓195
   It takes two to make a bargain. ⇒ 教訓132
   Make the best of a bad bargain. ⇒ 教訓104

   All are not thieves that dogs bark at. ⇒ 教訓 24
   Barking dogs seldom (or never) bite. ⇒ 教訓21・ ⇒ 教訓263
   I will not keep a dog and bark myself. ⇒ 教訓143 ⇒ 教訓143
   One's bark is worse than one's bite. ⇒ 教訓263
   Why keep a dog and bark yourself? ⇒ 教訓143

   Don't put all your eggs in one basket. ⇒ 教訓125

   Don't throw (or empty) the baby out with the bath water. ⇒ 教訓 81

   God (or Providence) is always on the side of the big battalions. ⇒ 教訓 52

   Catch your bear before you sell its skin. ⇒ 教訓 65
   The boughs that bear most hang lowest. ⇒ 教訓 24
   You must grin and bear it. ⇒ 教訓104

   It is not the beard that makes the philosopher. ⇒ 教訓 27

   Small is beautiful. ⇒ 教訓 29

   A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.[John Keats] ⇒ 教訓16
   An enemy to beauty is a foe to nature. ⇒ 教訓 16
   Beauty and folly go often in company. ⇒ 教訓 18
   Beauty and honesty (or wisdom) seldom agree. ⇒ 教訓 18
   Beauty draws more than oxen. ⇒ 教訓 18
   Beauty draws with A single hair. ⇒ 教訓 18
   Beauty fades like a flower. ⇒ 教訓 17
   Beauty is but (or only) skin deep.[John Davies of Hereford] ⇒ 教訓 17
   Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ⇒ 教訓 19
   Beauty opens locked doors. ⇒ 教訓 18
   Goodness is better than beauty. ⇒ 教訓 28
   Health and gaiety foster beauty. ⇒ 教訓 28

   As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. ⇒ 教訓220
   Early to bed and early to rise, make a man healthy, wealthy and wise. ⇒ 教訓115
   Go to bed with the lamb, and rise with the lark. ⇒ 教訓115
   Misery (or Misfortune, or Adversity, or Poverty) makes strange bedfellows. ⇒ 教訓139
   Politics makes strange bedfellows. ⇒ 教訓128

   Where bees are, there is honey. 教訓⇒ 41・ ⇒ 217

   Life is not all beer and skittles. ⇒ 教訓 56

   Beggars must (or can) not be choosers. ⇒ 教訓249
   If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. ⇒ 教訓 93

   A good beginning makes a good ending. ⇒ 教訓 87
   A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ⇒ 教訓30・ ⇒ 教訓103
   As soon as man is born he begins to die. ⇒ 教訓 49
   Charity begins at home.[Terence] ⇒ 教訓 4
   Everything must have a beginning. ⇒ 教訓 30
   He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin. ⇒ 教訓99
   He who begins many things, finishes but few. ⇒ 教訓 84
   He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. ⇒ 教訓100
   If red the sun begins his race, expect that rain will flow apace. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)
   Life begins at forty. ⇒ 教訓 56・ ⇒ 教訓177
   Love is sweet in the beginning but sour in the ending. ⇒ 教訓 88
   The longest journey begins with a single step. ⇒ 教訓 87・ ⇒ 教訓103
   When things are at the worst they begin to mend. ⇒ 教訓 59

   A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. ⇒ 教訓193
   Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see. ⇒ 教訓176
   To see is to believe. ⇒ 教訓176
   We soon believe what we desire. ⇒ 教訓 95

   Who will bell the cat?[Aesop] ⇒ 教訓215

   A growing youth has a wolf in his belly. ⇒ 教訓236
   Praises fill not the belly. ⇒ 教訓210
   The eye is bigger than the belly. ⇒ 教訓 20

   As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. ⇒ 教訓182
   As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined. ⇒ 教訓182
   Best to bend while it is a twig. ⇒ 教訓182
   Better bend (or bow) than break. ⇒ 教訓 77・ ⇒ 教訓 97

   Flowers leave fragrance in the hand that bestows them. ⇒ 教訓221
   He who gives to another bestows on himself. ⇒ 教訓221

   A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. ⇒ 教訓 5
   An early bird catches the worm. ⇒ 教訓115
   Birds are entangled by their feet, and men by their tongues. ⇒ 教訓198
   Birds in their little nests agree.[Isaac Watts] ⇒ 教訓133
   Birds of a feather flock together. ⇒ 教訓128
   Bread is better than the songs of birds. ⇒ 教訓155
   Every bird likes its own nest best. ⇒ 教訓 4
   Every crow thinks its own bird bonniest. ⇒ 教訓255
   Fine feathers make fine birds. ⇒ 教訓 26
   In vain the net is spread in the sight of the bird. ⇒ 教訓 81
   It is a foolish bird that soils its own nest. ⇒ 教訓 4
   It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. ⇒ 教訓4
   One beats the bush, and another catches the birds. ⇒ 教訓 2
   The crow thinks her own bird fairest. ⇒ 教訓255
   You cannot catch old birds with chaff. ⇒ 教訓177

   Barking dogs seldom (or never) bite. ⇒ 教訓21・ ⇒ 教訓263
   Dead men don't bite. ⇒ 教訓162
   Don't bite the hand that feeds you. ⇒ 教訓156
   If you cannot bite never show your teeth. ⇒ 教訓223
   Never make two bites of a cherry. ⇒ 教訓101
   One's bark is worse than one's bite. ⇒ 教訓263
   The biter is sometimes bit. ⇒ 教訓222

   He that has been bitten by a serpent is afraid of a rope. ⇒ 教訓183
   Once bitten, twice shy. ⇒ 教訓183

   A good medicine sometimes tastes bitter. ⇒ 教訓204
   Good medicine tastes bitter to the mouth. ⇒ 教訓204
   Knowledge has bitter roots but sweet fruits. ⇒ 教訓172
   Take the bitter with the sweet. ⇒ 教訓 57

   A black hen lays a white egg. ⇒ 教訓 21
   Black cows give white milk. ⇒ 教訓 21
   If the master say the cow is white the servant must not say 'tis black. ⇒ 教訓144
   The devil is not so black as he is painted. ⇒ 教訓 1
   The pot calls (or called) the kettle black. ⇒ 教訓223
   There is a black sheep in every flock. 教訓130
   Two blacks do not make a white. ⇒ 教訓163

   Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓 66
   It is more blessed to give than to receive. ⇒ 教訓158

   A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. ⇒ 教訓 91 ⇒ 教訓206
   If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. [Matthew] ⇒ 教訓143
   In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. ⇒ 教訓228
   Love is blind. ⇒ 教訓253
   Men are blind in their own cause. ⇒ 教訓 95
   None so blind as those who won't see. ⇒ 教訓 91

   Ignorance is bliss. ⇒ 教訓168
   Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.[Thomas Gray] ⇒ 教訓168

   Blood will have blood. ⇒ 教訓222
   Blood will tell. ⇒ 教訓238
   Good blood cannot lie. ⇒ 教訓238
   You cannot get water (or blood) out of stone. ⇒ 教訓 76

   A straw shows which way the wind blows. ⇒ 教訓 41
   It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. ⇒ 教訓 58
   Straws show (or tell) which way the wind blows. ⇒ 教訓 41
   The first blow is half the battle. ⇒ 教訓 87

   Little body often harbors a great soul. ⇒ 教訓 29

   A(or Every) cock is bold on his own dunghill. ⇒ 教訓 4
   Fortune favors the bold. ⇒ 教訓 96
   Innocence is bold. ⇒ 教訓260

   Hard words break no bones. ⇒ 教訓211
   Hunger makes hard bones sweet beans. ⇒ 教訓 90
   Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ⇒ 教訓211
   The dog that will fetch a bone will carry a bone. ⇒ 教訓200・ ⇒ 教訓235
   Two dogs fight for a bone and a (or the) third runs away with it. ⇒ 教訓 8
   What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh. ⇒ 教訓238
   While two dogs are fighting for A bone, A third runs away with it. ⇒ 教訓 8

   Books and friends should be few but good. ⇒ 教訓140
   Don't judge a book by its cover. ⇒ 教訓 25
   Years know more than books. ⇒ 教訓177
   You can't tell a book by its cover. ⇒ 教訓 25

   A lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. ⇒ 教訓200
   Don't judge a man until you've walked in his boots. ⇒ 教訓214

   Neither a borrower nor a lender be.[Shakespeare] ⇒ 教訓137・ ⇒ 教訓158

   Every tub must stand on its own bottom. ⇒ 教訓249
   He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. ⇒ 教訓100
   The best fish swim near the bottom. ⇒ 教訓 11
   Truth lies at the bottom of a well. ⇒ 教訓190

   Don't cut the bough you are standing on. ⇒ 教訓156
   The boughs that bear most hang lowest. ⇒ 教訓 24

   All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. ⇒ 教訓 3
   Boys , be ambitious. ⇒教訓92
   Boys will be boys.[Edward Bulwer-Lytton] ⇒ 教訓236
   Naughty boys sometimes make good men. ⇒ 教訓180

   They brag most who can do least. ⇒ 教訓 23・ ⇒ 教訓212

   An idle brain is the devil's workshop. ⇒ 教訓213
   Women have long hair and short brains. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(6)

   The highest branch is not the safest roost. ⇒ 教訓123

   Where there's muck there's brass. ⇒ 教訓152

   A coward dies many deaths, a brave man but one. ⇒ 教訓262
   None but the brave deserves the fair.[John Dryden] ⇒ 教訓 96・ ⇒ 教訓254
   Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. ⇒ 教訓 97

   Bread is better than the songs of birds. ⇒ 教訓155
   Bread is the staff of life. ⇒ 教訓155
   Don't quarrel with your bread and butter. ⇒ 教訓156
   Half a loaf is better than no bread. ⇒ 教訓 74
   Hope is the poor man's bread. ⇒ 教訓 60
   Know which side one's bread is buttered on. ⇒ 教訓156
   Man cannot (or shall not) live by bread alone. [Matthew] ⇒ 教訓 153
   The bread never falls but on its buttered side. ⇒ 教訓 51
   You may see by a bit what the bread is. ⇒ 教訓 41

   Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. ⇒ 教訓 66
   If you sing before breakfast, you will cry before night. ⇒ 教訓 63
   Sing before breakfast, cry before night. ⇒ 教訓 63

   Hope springs eternal in the human breast.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓 60

   Birth is much but breeding is more. ⇒ 教訓242
   Eagles do not breed doves. ⇒ 教訓240
   Familiarity breeds contempt. ⇒ 教訓 6
   Like breeds like. ⇒ 教訓239
   Truth breeds (or begets) hatred. ⇒ 教訓189

   You cannot make bricks without straw.[Exodus] ⇒ 教訓 78

   Don't cross a bridge till you come to it. ⇒ 教訓 61
   Everyone speaks well of the bridge which carries him over. ⇒ 教訓156
   Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. ⇒ 教訓156

   It is the bridle and spur that makes a good horse. ⇒ 教訓244

   A new broom sweeps clean. ⇒ 教訓 87
   New brooms sweep clean. ⇒ 教訓 87

   A good neighbor is better than a brother far off. ⇒ 教訓 4
   I am not my brother's keeper. ⇒ 教訓249

   It is easier to pull down than to build. ⇒ 教訓216
   Let him that would be happy for a day, go to the barber; for a week, marry a wife; for a month, buy him a new horse; for a year, build him a new house; for all his lifetime, be an honest man. ⇒ 教訓247・ ⇒ 教訓257

   Take the bull by the horns. ⇒ 教訓 96

   A bully is always a coward. ⇒ 教訓264

   A willing burden is no burden. ⇒ 教訓 89

   A (or The) burnt child dreads the fire. ⇒ 教訓183
   If you play with fire you get burned. ⇒ 教訓122
   Money burns a hole in the pocket. ⇒ 教訓148
   The fire which lights us at a distance will burn us when near. ⇒ 教訓 68
   You cannot burn the candle at both ends. ⇒ 教訓 85

   A bad bush is better than the open field. ⇒ 教訓 74 TRUE
   A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. ⇒ 教訓 5 TRUE
   Don't beat about the bush. ⇒ 教訓196 TRUE
   Good wine needs no bush. ⇒ 教訓 28 TRUE
   Hide not your light under a bushel.[Matthew] ⇒ 教訓229 TRUE
   One beats the bush, and another catches the birds. ⇒ 教訓 2 TRUE

   Everybody's business is nobody's business. ⇒ 教訓133
   Punctuality is the soul of business. ⇒ 教訓108

   For the busy man time passes quickly. ⇒ 教訓109
   If you want something done, ask a busy person. ⇒ 教訓 108
   (The) Busiest men find the most time. ⇒ 教訓108

   Don't quarrel with your bread and butter. ⇒ 教訓156
   Fine words butter no parsnips. ⇒ 教訓210
   Know which side one's bread is buttered on. ⇒ 教訓156
   The bread never falls but on its buttered side. ⇒ 教訓 51
   There are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter. ⇒ 教訓 79

   Take not a musket to kill a butterfly. ⇒ 教訓69・ ⇒ 教訓 81

   Let the buyer beware. ⇒ 教訓 22

   Let bygones be bygones. ⇒ 教訓111・ ⇒ 教訓225