Question by  deepak (29)

What does this mean: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?

I don't get it.


Answer by  hartford (506)

If you are holding something, you already have it. If you see something of value that you don't have yet,but could obtain, there is no guarantee it will be yours. This means that is more worthwhile to have a tangible resource of lesser value, than to have a speculative resource of greater value.


Answer by  JBFLA (285)

It means something that is a sure thing, such as something you already have in your hand, is worth more than something hidden or unknown even if the unknown may be a larger quantity than what you already have. So in other words, put your money on the known not the unknown.

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