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Time and tide wait for no man

Possible interpretation: 1) Nobody can stop the progression of time. 2) We should act on favourable opportunities immediately, without delay.

Note: tide (noun) = the rising and falling of the sea caused by the attraction of the moon and sun | The real meaning of "tide" in this saying may originally have been the same as "time".

Quick Quiz:

In relation to time, "Time and tide wait for no man" is a saying about man's
  1. impotence
  2. timelessness
  3. impatience

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