It might help to understand that "the bush" in this sentence doesn't mean some short squat tree-like plant. "The bush" is the wilderness. The Australian bushmen, for example, don't live in bushes; they live in the bush, the wilderness. A pheasant in the hand is worth something; you might buy it, because you could pluck it and cook it. You wouldn't pay anything for a pheasant, or two, or any, in the woods, because they haven't been caught yet. "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" is an understatement; a bird in the hand is worth more than any number of birds in the bush.

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wow....oh b looody wow....no seriously thats it ....thats what it means well done ....thats amazing i can actually appreciate this..it makes sense...well well well....hmmm

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Wow to you! I appreciate your enthusiasm (even if it's not genuine!).

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don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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really is that what it means!!!....

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Absolutely. What you have in your possesion is worth a *lot* more than what you can only ever dream of. What you have (tangible) is worth more than what you may never have (intanglible)<br />
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... and so on.<br />
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~F~

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speak ingrish will ya ?

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Awite m8t

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mr knight you are pretty bright for a knight....

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im a cockaninieee....i talk da queens lingo and you know this

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all white all white i think not...haha

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hehehehe :p

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a bird in the hand is not worth a thousand nights in the clink is the modern version =)

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or the clinic!!!!

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haha nice word play!

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One in the hand is good as you might not be able to catch the two in the bush.<br />
Understand now?????????????

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but prey tell how did the one get in opnes hand....and the two one jilled in the bush with the one in your hand...naaaa you digress!

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but prey tell how did one get in your hand whilst one was killing two in the bush,....naaa you digress i aint having it...you bought the bird ...from the shop downt road

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Just read a book instead, or does this make sense, a kick in the balls is better than a slap on the face.......LOL

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