don't borrow trouble

don't borrow trouble
do not invite their trouble; we have enough trouble
  

When I said I was going to help my neighbor get a divorce, Pat said, "Don't borrow trouble."


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  • borrow trouble — {v. phr.} To worry for nothing about trouble that may not come; make trouble for yourself needlessly. * /Don t borrow trouble by worrying about next year. It s too far away./ * /You are borrowing trouble if you try to tell John what to do./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • borrow trouble — {v. phr.} To worry for nothing about trouble that may not come; make trouble for yourself needlessly. * /Don t borrow trouble by worrying about next year. It s too far away./ * /You are borrowing trouble if you try to tell John what to do./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • borrow\ trouble — v. phr. To worry for nothing about trouble that may not come; make trouble for yourself needlessly. Don t borrow trouble by worrying about next year. It s too far away. You are borrowing trouble if you try to tell John what to do. Compare: ask… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • borrow — 01. If you need to [borrow] any money, just let me know, and I ll help you out. 02. I don t want to [borrow] money from the bank to buy a car; I d rather pay for it in cash, all at once. 03. English [borrows] a lot of words from other languages.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • borrow — borrowable, adj. borrower, n. /bor oh, bawr oh/, v.t. 1. to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent: Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower. 2. to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign… …   Universalium

  • trouble — troub|le1 W2S1 [ˈtrʌbəl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(problems)¦ 2¦(bad point)¦ 3¦(bad situation)¦ 4¦(worries)¦ 5¦(effort)¦ 6 no trouble 7¦(health)¦ 8¦(machine/system)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PROBLEMS)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trouble — trou|ble1 [ trʌbl ] noun *** ▸ 1 problems/worries ▸ 2 health problems ▸ 3 special difficult effort ▸ 4 unpleasant situation ▸ 5 when blame is likely ▸ 6 violence ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount problems, worries, or difficulties: The company… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trouble — I UK [ˈtrʌb(ə)l] / US noun Word forms trouble : singular trouble plural troubles *** Get it right: trouble: Trouble is mostly used as an uncountable noun, so: ▪  it is not usually found in the plural ▪  it never comes after a or a number Wrong:… …   English dictionary

  • trouble*/*/*/ — [ˈtrʌb(ə)l] noun I 1) [C/U] problems, worries, or difficulties The company has had serious financial troubles recently.[/ex] The plane had engine trouble and had to land in Miami.[/ex] This old car has caused a lot of trouble for us.[/ex] I m… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Mary Monroe — Occupation Author Nationality American Period 1985– Genres African American, Fiction …   Wikipedia

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