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Saying in original language: Er/Sie ist ein gebranntes Kind.
English translation of the saying: He/She is a burned child.
Language: German
Meaning in English: When somebody has made a bad expierence, usually indicating that his attitude concerning a certain issue has changed. This person then is probably more cautious or at least more reluctant to do the same thing once again.
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