This encourages one to be patient and to work hard and wait until you time comes.
Below is a list of Jamaican Patois words you can use to expand your vocabulary and practice making conversations in patois. Stush - English Translation: Stuck up, Definition - Slang term for someone that acts superior, stuck up, conceited etc…
A slim cow is mother to a bull.
It means one who appears or looks weak may have strong associates, who normally would fight in his defense and so never should he be mistreated or manhandled due to his weakness.
Patois: Mawga cow a bull muma. Mi nuh like fi badda that old man deh caah him son a souljah
English: A person who appears weak may have strong associates. I don't like to trouble that old man because his son is a soldier.
It means to misbehave.
Patois: A wah duh yuh, my youth? Yuh a bruk out, yuh need fi behave yuhself.
English: What's the problem with you? You are misbehaving, you need to behave yourself.
I am not stupid
It literally means "I wasn't born when my mother went to the market.". It's an expression used to mean "I am not stupid" or "I am not foolish".
Patois: Mi neva born wen mi madda gaan a market, yuh cyaah draw card pan mi.
English: I am not stupid, you cannot trick me.