once bitten twice shy




once bitten twice shy :




be bitten by the bug = have the bug

develop a sudden strong enthusiasm for something



I could have bitten my tongue off

Used to convey that you profoundly and immediately regret having said something



once bitten twice shy

a bad experience makes you wary of the same thing happening again

This expression dates from the late 19th century. A variant common in the USA is
once burned, twice shy.




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