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Ein gutes Pferd springt nicht höher als es muß.

Submitted by gutefee on 2018-04-10

Idiomatic translations of "Ein gutes Pferd springt ..."

A man can do no more than he can
через голову не перепрыгнешь
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Meanings of "Ein gutes Pferd springt ..."


transl.: a clever horse doesn't jump higher than necessary
expl.: the phrase refers to a horse that has to jump over an obstacle. Generally speaking it means that the clever man does not do more or does not work harder than necessary; it saves time, money and energy.

Explained by gutefeegutefee on Wed, 11/04/2018 - 12:25
Explained by gutefeegutefee

Wer klug ist, tut nicht mehr, als in einer Angelegenheit erforderlich ist. Damit spart er Arbeit und Zeit.

Explained by gutefeegutefee on Tue, 10/04/2018 - 23:23
Explained by gutefeegutefee