To do more than is necessary
Patois: Yuh neva haffi drink suh much, yuh deh ova dweet
English: You didn't have to drink so much, you're being excessive
People of different nationalities have developed certain expressions which they use to comment on situations, give advice or warning, without using the day-to-day speech of ordinary conversations. These expressions are of two types – Proverbs, which give advice and/or warning and Idioms. An idiom is an unusual way of stating an idea.
A female name for a don dadda or don.
Patois: Dis ooman a di dondonnet yah
English: This woman is the female don here
a process in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.
Patois: Mi tink a time fi yuh wash out
English: I think it's time for your detox
The more a cow grows, the more it's nostrils opens
The more you grow, the better you become with knowledge and experience. You get better as you practise.
Patois: so cow a grow so him nose hole a h'oppen, Yu nuh see seh we a get betta everyday?
English: You get better with knowledge and experience as you grow, Don't you see that we get better everyday?