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საინტერესო სიტყვები და გამონათქვამები – The early bird catches the worm

“The early bird catches the worm.”

What does it mean?

Whoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors.

Where does it come from?

This is first recorded in John Ray’s A Collection of English Proverbs 1670, 1678:

The early bird catcheth the worm.”

Clearly, the title of the work indicates that this was considered proverbial even in the 17th century.


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