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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.

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Q: What is the meaning of the idiom 'You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar'?
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