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Jamaican Proverbs on Priorities

Do you know what the proverb “When chobble tek yuh pickney shut fit yuh” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Priorities.”

When chobble tek yuh pickney shut fit yuh.
TRANSLATION: When in trouble a child’s shirt will fit you.
MEANING: Appreciate whatever help you get in difficult situations and adjust to conditions.

Parson crisen fi im pickney fuss.
TRANSLATION: Pastor christens his child first.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: People always favor their own interests and will allow their concerns to take priority over those of others.

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