Definitions and translations for "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"

Definition of a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

1. It is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.
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English - English - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

it's best to go with what you have for certain then to wait for something better that you might never get

English - Spanish - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando

English - German - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Besser den Spatz in der Hand als die Taube auf dem Dach, Besser ein Spatz in der Hand als eine Taube auf dem Dach, Ein Spatz in der Hand ist besser als die Taube auf dem Dach

English - Romanian - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

id. vrabie: nu da vrabia din mână pe cioara de pe gard, vrabie: nu da vrabia din mână pentru cioara de pe gard

English - Russian - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

лучше синица в руках, чем журавль в небе
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