‘i nearly killed the bird.’ no one can eat ‘nearly’ in a stew.
More Yoruban Proverbs:
A man's first wife never complains of neglect from the penis, the first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce.
When the white man is about to leave a garden for good, he wrecks it.
Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.
When wood breaks it can be repaired, but ivory breaks forever.
The young can't teach traditions to the old.
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