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English proverb

English proverb

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People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer.

Big fish eat little fish.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

If the cap fits, wear it.

Charity begins at home.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.

It's no use crying over spilt milk.

Easy come, easy go.

Every man has his price.

Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

All is fish that comes to his net.

There's no fool like an old fool.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

The husband is always the last to know.

The devil finds work for idle hands to do.

What you don't know won’t hurt you.

Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.

Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear.

What goes up must come down.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself.

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Never judge a book by its cover.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Better safe than sorry.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Don't cry over spilled milk

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

He who hesitates is lost.

Love makes the world go round.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

No news is good news.

Old habits die hard.

Practice makes perfect.

There's more than one way to skin a cat.

Variety is the spice of life.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

A hungry man is an angry man.

All is well that ends well.

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Good things come to those who wait.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

There's honour among thieves.

You win some, you lose some.

Birds of a feather flock together.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

The squeaking wheel gets the grease.

If life deals you lemons, make lemonade.

He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon.

Horses for courses.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

Give credit where credit is due.

Fight fire with fire.

Don't meet troubles half-way.

Faint heart never won fair lady.

All good things must come to an end.

An Englishman’s home is his castle.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Ask no questions and hear no lies.

Bad news travels fast.

Don't burn your bridges behind you.

Don't get mad, get even.

A woman's work is never done.

After a storm comes a calm.

What goes around comes around.

Use soft words and hard arguments.

A problem shared is a problem halved.

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.

Much ado about nothing.

It is not the hen who cackles the loudest who hatches the most eggs.


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