If somebody is said to be once bitten twice shy, it means that someone who has been hurt or who has had something go wrong will be far more careful the next time. It’s something that you say when you have had an unpleasant experience and are going to be more careful to avoid a similar experience in the future.
The primary exporters of fresh pineapples in 2001 were Costa Rica, 322,000 tons; Côte d’Ivoire, 188,000 tons; and the Philippines, 135,000 tons. Since 2000, the most common fresh pineapple fruit found in U.S. and European supermarkets is a low-acid hybrid that was developed in Hawaii in the early 1970s.
Brownie points in modern usage are a hypothetical social currency, which can be acquired by doing good deeds or earning favor in the eyes of another, often one’s superior. In New Zealand slang, the expression also carries the derisory connotation of having accomplished something petty or otherwise unimportant.
In a Roman context, ‘son of god’ referred to the emperor of Rome. After Julius Caesar’s death he was deified by the Roman senate and was dubbed Divi Iulius or ‘the divine Julius.’ As such, his adopted successor, Octavian, upon his death and during his lifetime as emperor was called ‘Divi Filius’ or ‘son of god.’ Octavian’s adopted son Tiberius received the same honorary title. Under the Roman Empire, the emperor was literally worshiped as a god. In Jewish contexts, the ‘son of god’ refers to the king of Israel. In 2 Samuel 7:14 God relays that the new king of Israel will be his son and he will become his father.