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Jamaican Proverbs on Work

Jamaican Proverbs on Work

Do you know what the proverb “Before cack put awn im draws” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Work.”

Gi mi baaskit fi karri waata.
TRANSLATION: Give me basket to carry water.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Giving someone a task that’s impossible to accomplish.

Mek wan jackass bray
TRANSLATION: Allow one donkey to bray at a time.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Don’t everyone try to talk at once or add to the confusion in any situation.

Tuh much rat nebba dig gud ole
TRANSLATION: Too many rats never dug a good hole.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: A good job/project/activity can be ruined if there are too many individuals attempting to carry out the same task or if everyone isn’t pulling their weight.

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