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PROVERBIAL PHRASE
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To whiten ivory with ink. To spoil nature by art.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To whiten two walls from the same lime-pot.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To wipe up the sea with a sponge.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbial Phrases]

To wolf's flesh dog's teeth.
      - (Portuguese, Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To work for the bishop.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To worry hornets.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To wrest the prey from the hungry lion.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Tooth and nail.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Unbought feasts.
  [Lat., Dapes inemptae.]
      - (Latin) [Food : Proverbial Phrases]

Unbought grace.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Up, guards, and at 'em.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Utter confusion.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

War to the knife.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Wash a blackamoor white.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

We apples swim.
  [Lat., Nos poma natamus.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Weary of life.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Well-digested hatred.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

When mules breed. [i.e., Never.]
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

When the devil is blind.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

When the frog has hair.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

When the Greek Calends come round. [Never.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

When two Sundays come together.
      - (German) [Proverbial Phrases]

When two Sundays meet.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Whiter than snow.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Willing and able.
  [Lat., Volens et potens.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases : Willingness]

Willy nilly.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

With all his strength.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

With bad luck.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

With beak and claw.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

With claws and beak.
  [Lat., Unguibus et rostro.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

With good luck.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

With oars and sails.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

With sails and oars.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Worn bare by the helmet.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Worthy of a monument.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

You count the waves. [Labour in vain.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

You rouse the fury of the lion.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

Your wife and the sauce at the lance hand (the right hand).
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]


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