Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Once bitten, twice shy

Once bitten, twice shy?

What do dogs do? Well quite a few things, like bark but a bad dog may bite

Bite, bit, bitten

If you have been bitten, the next time you see a dog, you might be more cautious

Shy, usually means coy or unconfident with people, particularly of the opposite sex

In this idiom, it means weary

Once bitten, twice shy is often used to describe being cautious after an unfavourable experience, including a relationship

Here's a song by the same title and some big hair, seveties glam rock - babe!