To fire one shot and get two birds.
Pronunciation– ying tee dieow dai nok sorng dtua
Meaning – To kill 2 birds with one stone.
Dive for a needle in the ocean.
Pronunciation– Ngom kem nai maha-samut
Meaning – Look for a needle in a haystack.
You have to sacrifice something to get something.
Pronunciation– dai yahng sia yahng
Meaning– You can’t make an omlette without breaking eggs.
When the water rises, hurry to get some.
Pronunciation– nahm keun hai reep dtak
Meaning – Make hay while the sun shines.
Dying to spite the graveyard.
Pronunciation– dtai bpra-chot bpah-chah
Meaning – Cutting off your nose to spite your face.