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One swallow doesn't make a summer


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One Swallow doesn’t make a summer is a proverb which means that if a person has succeeded once it does not necessarily mean that he will continue to do so.

The occurrence of one good event in life does not indicate a trend. It also does not indicate that things will continue to improve or get better.

Spotting a single swallow (bird) is not an indication of the onset of summer and likewise one successful event does not ensure success in future.



Sample Usage

1. Ravi has scored well in English in the unit tests but one swallow doesn’t make a summer. He has to work harder for the finals.

2. India defeated Australia in an exciting cricket match but one swallow doesn’t make a summer. India has to win many more matches to get the World Cup home.

3. The first round of dialogues between India and Pakistan has been promising but one swallow doesn’t make a summer and both the countries have to make continuous efforts.



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