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QUESTION 1:
Please choose the corrective figurative meaning for this proverb:
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 Ngiraidechiel had just assembled his fishing gear when he felt the urge to relieve himself. In the bush he started to do so when, with the first small drop of feces, a rat scooted under him and made off with it. He looked at the scurrying animal and called: "Wait, you, that was just the first drop, more and bigger ones will follow!" The resulting saying has to do with desirability of delayed rewards. It was used, for example, with reference to the first rations received from the military following World War II. Conversely, it may be applied to disaster in the sense that "the worst is yet to come."
 i.e. you're always getting yourself into trouble
 High points like Mengellakl in Palau sometimes create clouds as the moisture-laden air is lifted by the wind to higher cooler altitudes. This saying applies to a situation or a fad that spreads; drinking to excess.
 Eberdord is the name of a small bug that can often be seen flitting about a light at night. When oil lamps were used in Palau, these bugs would often be found in the ceramic oil-filled bowl. Application is similar to the "moth attracted to the flame" in English; one who brings on his own down fall by disregarding the dangers of the pleasures that he seeks.
 The terriid, a bird, is often seen in the taro garden but, unlike the purple swamp hen which eats taro corms, the terriid seems to eat nothing. The idiom may apply to anyone who works hard without recognition, or to a man frequently in the company of women but with no success as a lover.

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