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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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Like a dying duck in a thunderstorm.
      - Proverb

Like a hen on a hot griddle.
      - Proverb

Like a house on fire.
      - Proverb

Like a red rag to a bull.
      - Proverb

Like a toad under a harrow.
      - Proverb

Like as waves make towards the pebbled shore,
  So do our minutes hasten to their end.
      - Proverb

Like bees at geometry.
  [Lat., Ut apes geometriam.]
      - Proverb

Like herrings in a barrel.
      - Proverb

Like King Petaud's court, where every one is a master.
      - Proverb, (French)

Like water off a duck's back.
      - Proverb

Lions at home.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Longer than a day without bread.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

More ancient than chaos and the reign of Saturn.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More changeable than Proteus.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More changeable than the chameleon.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More chaste than vestal's couch.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More have repented of speech than of silence.
      - Proverb

More naked than a post.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More naked than an egg.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More noise than wool.
      - Proverb

More noisy than laurel when burning.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More persuasive than the Syrens.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More prickly than a sea urchin.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

More silent than a statue.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

My better half.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Needlessly alarmed.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Neither a dumb barber nor a deaf singer.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Not even a trace is left.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Not from Cupid's quiver.
      - Proverb

Not to be fit to hold a candle to him.
      - Proverb

Not to be sneezed at.
      - Proverb

Not worthy the snap of a finger.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Nothing to the point.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Now or never.
  [Lat., Nunc aut nunquam.]
      - Proverb

Old young, and old long.
      - Proverb

Out of danger.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Out of the frying-pan into the fire.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Out of the mire and into the brook.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Out of the mouths of babes.
      - Proverb

Owls to Athens.
      - Proverb

Pepper to Hindostan.
      - Proverb

Philosophers as far as the beard.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Prayers, but no pay.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Praying to God and hitting with the hammer.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Punic faith. [Treachery.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Slow and sure.
      - Proverb, (German)

Smoother than oil.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

So ends all earthly glory.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Stark naked.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Stubborn as a mule.
      - Proverb


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