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Jamaican Proverbs on Persistence

Do you know what the proverb “To suck salt outta wood’n spoon” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Persistence.”

To suck salt outta wood’n spoon.
TRANSLATION: To suck salt from a wooden spoon.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Use your skills and abilities to overcome difficult situations and conditions instead of looking for the easy way.

Victarey nuh cum fram lie dung eena bed.
TRANSLATION: Victory does not come by Iying down in your bed.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: You have to actively work for success instead of waiting for it to fall in your lap.

Ef yuh waan good yuh nose haffi run. 
TRANSLATION: If you want good your nose have to run.

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