You Catch more Flies with Honey.

The expression “you catch more flies with honey” means it is a good idea to be nice to others. You can win over people more easily by being polite and kind, rather than being mean or unpleasant.

The concept of the expression remains universally acceptable, but why use flies as the metaphor for success? Or the achievement of gaining new friends and acquaintances?

Other than a spider, who would want to catch a fly?

Seriously. Flies are disgusting.

Cheers

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Published: May 18, 2022