You Have Made Your Bed and Must Lie In It

Meaning You Have Made Your Bed and Must Lie In It: You must accept the consequences of your actions, however unpleasant. Usage This idiom can be delivered in a number of different ways without changing the meaning: “You’ve made your bed; now you must lie in it!” “You’ve made your bed so lie in it.” … Read more

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Let sleeping dogs liesĀ is an idiom that has existed since at least the 1300s, with cognates in several languages, including German and French. Meaning When we say “let sleeping dogs lie” we mean to not bring up problems that will themselves bring up even bigger problems. In other words, we are saying to not stir … Read more