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A little learning is a dangerous thing

Submitted by xy on 2022-09-02
  • Idiom: A little learning is a dangerous thing
  • Language: English
  • Explained meaning: English
  • Lyrics containing the idiom: 1 lyrics

Meanings of "A little learning is a ..."

English

It means a small amount of knowledge can mislead individuals into believing that they are more experienced and expert than what is actually the case.

Example: "Just because she painted her room by herself, now she thinks she can do the entire house—inside and out! A little learning is a dangerous thing, I tell you."

The 'little learning' version is widely attributed to Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744). It is found in his An Essay on Criticism, 1709.

Explained by xyxy on Fri, 02/09/2022 - 06:30
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"A little learning is..." in lyrics

Rosetta Stone (England) - Sense Of Purpose

The mainspring of the plans I've made
Out of time, out of patience for the evil you breed
A little learning is a dangerous thing indeed