fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)

Definition of fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)

  1. —used to say that it is foolish to take action if one does not know much about what he or she is doing

Word by Word Definitions

foolplay fools
  1. :  a person lacking in judgment or prudence

    :  a retainer (see 1retainer 1) formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble

    :  one who is victimized or made to appear foolish :  dupe

  1. :  foolish, silly

  1. :  to behave foolishly

    :  to meddle, tamper, or experiment especially thoughtlessly or ignorantly

    :  to play or improvise a comic role

rushplay
  1. :  any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants (as of the genera Juncus and Luzula of the family Juncaceae, the rush family) with cylindrical often hollow stems which are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats

  1. :  to move forward, progress, or act with haste or eagerness or without preparation

    :  to advance a football by running plays

    :  to push or impel on or forward with speed, impetuosity, or violence

  1. :  a violent forward motion

    :  attack, onset

    :  a surging of emotion

  1. :  requiring or marked by special speed or urgency

whereplay
  1. :  at, in, or to what place

    :  at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

    :  here, there

  1. :  at, in, or to what place

    :  at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

    :  the place or point at, in, or to which

  1. :  place, location

    :  what place, source, or cause

angelplay angels
  1. :  a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence

    :  one in the lowest rank in the celestial hierarchy

    :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

fearplay
  1. :  frighten

    :  to feel fear in (oneself)

    :  to have a reverential awe of

  1. :  an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

    :  an instance of this emotion

    :  a state marked by this emotion

treadplay
  1. :  to step or walk on or over

    :  to walk or proceed along :  follow

    :  to form by treading :  beat

  1. :  the part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with a road or rail

    :  the pattern of ridges or grooves made or cut in the face of a tire

    :  the part of a shoe or boot sole that touches the ground


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