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English Proverbs & Sayings Part 5

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1. To make the cup run over. 2. To make (to turn) the air blue. 3. To measure another man's foot by one's own last. 4. To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel. 5. To pay one back in one's own coin. 6. To plough the sand. 7. To pour water into a sieve. 8. To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody. 9. To pull the devil by the tail. 10. To put a spoke in somebody's wheel. 11. To put off till Doomsday. 12. To put (set) the cart before the horse. 13. To rob one's belly to cover one's back. 14. To roll in money. 15. To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. 16. To save one's bacon. 17. To send (carry) owls to Athens. 18. To set the wolf to keep the sheep. 19. To stick to somebody like a leech. 20. To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. 21. To take counsel of one's pillow. 22. To take the bull by the horns. 23. To teach the dog to bark. 24. To tell tales out of school. 25. To throw a stone in one's own garden. 26. To throw dust in somebody's eyes. 27. To throw straws against the wind. 28. To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine. 29. To use a steam-hammer to crack nuts. 30. To wash one's dirty linen in public. 31. To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve. 32. To weep over an onion. 33. To work with the left hand. 34. Tomorrow come never. 35. Too many cooks spoil the broth. 36. Too much knowledge makes the head bald. 37. Too much of a good thing is good for nothing. 38. Too much water drowned the miller . 39. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. 40. True blue will never stain. 41. True coral needs no painter's brush. 42. Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings. 43. Truth is stranger than fiction. 44. Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

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69. Two is company. 87. You cannot flay the same ox twice. Well begun is half done. 84. 61. 80. 53. 63. Two heads are better than one. 46. but three is none. You cannot judge a tree by it bark. the devil goes to dinner. Waste not. pays. 48. 62. When the fox preaches. 79. When flatterers meet. You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink. 76. 64. 93. 91. Who keeps company with the wolf. 52. count a hundred. Walls have ears. Velvet paws hide sharp claws. Virtue is its own reward. do as the Romans do. the mice will play. When at Rome. While the grass grows the horse starves. 47. What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh. What is done cannot be undone. Wealth is nothing without health. Wash your dirty linen at home. you remember the old shoe. We never know the value of water till the well is dry. What is lost is lost. there's a way. will learn to howl. When the cat is away. When the pinch comes. 50. We soon believe what we desire. 74. 95. Wise after the event. 49. 83. 81. 54. 78. 58. We know not what is good until we have lost it. What the heart thinks the tongue speaks. knows not what is sweet. 59. Two blacks do not make a white. What we do willingly is easy. 51. 88. 70. What is done by night appears by day. When the devil is blind. When angry. 55. 67. What must be. Wait for the cat to jump. You cannot eat your cake and have it. 77. 65. Words pay no debts. 71. 90. want not. When pigs fly. 89. 94. 97. 86. You cannot teach old dogs new tricks. they have done some harm. Where there's a will. 72. 68. When children stand quiet. 66. alt know it. must be endured. When Queen Anne was alive. 96. Who has never tasted bitter.45. When three know it. must be. 82. 60. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. take care of your geese. What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly. 73. Who breaks. Page 2/3 PDF generated by PHPKB Knowledge Base Script . 56. 75. With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin. While there is life there is hope. What is worth doing at alt is worth doing well. We shall see what we shall see. 85. 92. When guns speak it is too late to argue. What can't be cured. When wine is in wit is out. 57.

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