In Spain, Diá de la Madre or Mother’s Day was originally celebrated on December 8, the same day as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. In 1965, the date for Mother’s Day was changed to the first Sunday in May. School children spend hours creating gifts for their mothers. The entire family celebrates Diá de la Madre together.
Madre is mother in Spanish.
Hello and welcome to episode 104…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… Look before you leap.
Sometimes I open my mouth and my mother comes out.
Look before you leap. … if you say look before you leap, you are advising someone to think about possible problems before doing something…to think about the possible dangers or difficulties of something before doing it
I am advising you to think about the possible problems before making this decision. Do your research before buying a used car.
I know a few mothers who have said this, myself included
Look before you leap. Do your research before buying a used car.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … Look before you leap.
If you are plan on investing in the stock market, I advise you to look before you leap.
Renting this apartment was a bad decision. I didn’t look before I leaped.
This is your third divorce, when are you going to look before you leap.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What are the most important things you have learned from your mother?
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