This is a metaphor. It can't be an idiom because you can figure out the meaning.
Flies represents anything you want to achieve. Honey (sweet) represents anything pleasant that you do to get what you want. Vinegar (sour) represents anything unpleasant that you do to get what you want. It tells you to use nice methods rather than unkind methods in dealing with other people.
This is a saying that means: you will be more successful in life being sweeter, or nice rather than being, mean to people, not nice and doing hurtful, dishonest things in life.
Because flys like Honey which is weet but they dont like vinegar
It means that more can be accomplished by being pleasant than by being disagreeable. Ex) Ask her nicely. Remember, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar
Them saying is you can catch more flies with honey.
If you are a happy, nice person you are more likely to have more friends than an angry or sad person. Honey is sweet but vinegar is not.
Remember the old saying "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" It's true: flies recoil from vinegar. So the next time you're having a picnic, wipe the table with undiluted white vinegar before you set up.
"Tart words make no friends" and "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar" are figures of speech. They imply that you will not make anybody like you by being short or rude. Kindness makes friends.
No. The saying is "catch more bees with sugar than with vinegar". No one wants to catch flies. They're useless and annoying, not to mention dirty. But bees, on the other hand, can make you honey, which rhymes with money :) bling bling!!!
sorry i have also been trying to figure this one out I believe this was first coined by St. Francis de Sales
This is not an idiom. Idioms make no sense unless you know the meaning already. This makes perfect sense. It is a proverb or saying. If you have something sweet, you'll be able to attract more attention than if you have something sour.
The phrase I've heard is slightly different: "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar", which means being sweet-tempered will get you what you want sooner than being sour-tempered. ...which begs the question: Why would you want bees in the first place?