honey is sweet, but the bee stings definition, honey is sweet, but the bee stings meaning | English dictionary




1    a sweet viscid substance made by bees from nectar and stored in their nests or hives as food. It is spread on bread or used as a sweetening agent  
2    any similar sweet substance, esp. the nectar of flowers  
3    anything that is sweet or delightful  
4    often cap     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a term of endearment  
5    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   something considered to be very good of its kind  
a honey of a car     
6    modifier   of, concerned with, or resembling honey  
      vb   , honeys, honeying, honeyed, honied  
7    tr   to sweeten with or as if with honey  
8    often foll by: up   to talk to (someone) in a fond or flattering way  
     (Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knekos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold)  
  honey-like      adj  

honey badger  
      n      another name for       ratel  
honey bear  
      n      another name for       kinkajou       1       sun bear  
honey buzzard  
      n   a common European bird of prey, Pernis apivorus, having broad wings and a typically dull brown plumage with white-streaked underparts: family Accipitridae (hawks, buzzards, etc.). It feeds on grubs and honey from bees' nests  
honey creeper  
1    any small tropical American songbird of the genus Dacnis and related genera, closely related to the tanagers and buntings, having a slender downward-curving bill and feeding on nectar  
2    any bird of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii  
      n   any small arboreal songbird of the Australasian family Meliphagidae, having a downward-curving bill and a brushlike tongue specialized for extracting nectar from flowers  
honey fungus  
      n   an edible basidiomycetous fungus, Armillaria mellea, having a yellow-spotted cap and wrinkled stems, parasitic on the roots of woody plants, which it may kill by root rot. It spreads by thin black underground strands,   (Also called)    bootlace fungus  
honey guide  
      n   any small bird of the family Indicatoridae, inhabiting tropical forests of Africa and Asia and feeding on beeswax, honey, and insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc.)  
honey locust  
1    a thorny mimosaceous tree, Gleditsia triacanthos of E North America, that has long pods containing a sweet-tasting pulp  
2       another name for       mesquite  
honey mesquite  
      n      another name for       mesquite  
honey mouse   , phalanger  
      n   a small agile Australian marsupial, Tarsipes spenserae, having dark-striped pale brown fur, a long prehensile tail, and a very long snout and tongue with which it feeds on honey, pollen, and insects: family Phalangeridae,   (Also called)    honeysucker  
honey plant  
      n   any of various plants that are particularly useful in providing bees with nectar  
      adj   sweet or endearing  
land of milk and honey  
1      (Old Testament)   the land of natural fertility promised to the Israelites by God (Ezekiel 20:6)  
2    any fertile land, state, etc.  
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the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
c'est gentil, mais
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
c'est dommage, mais
the complete opposite of a sugar daddy, one who tries, but is broke and fronting.
[Slang] salty mama
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
au jour de la sainte_guoule, le jour croît, mais le froid recule
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
beaucoup savent parler, mais bien peu savent faire
aie confiance en dieu, mais occupe toi de tes affaires
avril le doux, quand il se fâche, le pire de tout
à dur âne, dur aiguillon
ce n'est pas à l'habit qu'il porte qu'on reconnaît l'homme sage, mais à ses oeuvres
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
avec un mensonge on va loin, mais sans espoir de retour
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
the decision is yours
endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
It is healthy to laugh
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