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Today's Idiom = "Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be"






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Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be ( one should neither borrow nor lend ... )

"Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be"



"Neither a borrower, nor a lender be" says that it is best to not lend [money] to other people and to not borrow from other people. When we lend something we risk losing both the thing we lend and the friendship with that other person.

Example: {from Hamlet by William Shakespeare; Polonius speaking: "Neither a borrower, nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend"} @"Could you lend me twenty dollars?" Answer: "Sorry, neither a borrower nor a lender be."



Neither a borrower, nor a lender be says that you value the friendship and you don't want to risk hurting the friendship with a loan.





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