1. Act in haste, repent at leisure.
~ It is not a wise decision to do something in a hurry for you may repent later.
~ Sesal dahulu pendapatan, sesal kemudian tidak berguna.
2. A chip off the old block.
~ A person (usually a male) who behaves in the same way as his father or resembles his father.
~ Bapak Borek anak rintik.
3. Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.
~ It is alright if we look unpleasant to others as long as we are mentally and morally alright.
~ Biar buruk dimata, jangan buruk dihati.
4. Caught in the crossfire.
~ Caught between two fighting people or group.
~ Gajah sama gajah berjuang, pelanduk mati di tengah-tengah.
5. Castle in the air/ castles in Spain.
~ Daydreaming; plan and hopes that are unlikely to be realized.
~ Angan-angan Mat Jenin.
6. No pain, no gain. / No sweat , no sweet.
~ One has to face all the difficulties before success. Nothing can be accomplished without effort.
~ Kalau tak dipecahkan ruyung, manakan dapat sagunya/ tiada kejayaan tanpa kesukaran/
berakit-rakit kehulu, berenang-renang ke tepian; bersakit2 dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian.
7. No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it.
~ If you are in the wrong, you should know your mistakes.
~Siapa yang makan cili, dialah yang merasa pedas.
8. Still waters run deep
~ A person whose real feeling, ideas,etc. are not openly displayed.
~ Air yang tenang jangan disangka tiada buaya.
9. The damage is done
~ Something already spoiled and cannot be repaired.
~ Nasi sudah menjadi bubur.
10. Tied to the apron strings.
~ Under someone's control.
~Duduk di bawah ketiak orang.
source: PTS Professional