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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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To pour water into a sieve.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To pour water on a drowned mouse.
      - Proverb

To pray to the saint until the danger is past.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To promise more butter than bread.
      - Proverb, (French)

To promise more carts than oxen.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To pull down the house for the sake of the mortar.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To put a good face on a bad game.
      - Proverb, (French)

To put a racehorse to the plough.
      - Proverb

To put a spoke in one's wheel.
      - Proverb

To put bread into a cold oven.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To put his finger on his lips. [To refuse to reveal what he knows.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To put his tail between his legs.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To put in a needle and take out a bar.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To put on one's doublet before one's shirt.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To put on the mask of a dancer when wearing the toga. [To do that which is out of place and inconsistent.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To put one's best foot foremost.
      - Proverb

To put one's nose out of joint.
      - Proverb

To put out the fire with tow.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To put salt on a bird's tail.
      - Proverb

To put the cart before the horse.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, Italian, Latin)

To put the plough before the oxen.
      - Proverb, (French)

To put the same shoe on every foot.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To put water into a basket.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To put your finger into another man's pie.
      - Proverb

To quarrel over a straw.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To quarrel with his little finger.
      - Proverb

To quench fire with fire.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To quench fire with oil.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To rain upon the wet.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To re-open a wound.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To reckon without one's host.
      - Proverb

To reckon without one's hostess.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To reckon without the hostess.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To repel force by force.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To rob Peter to pay Paul.
      - Proverb

To row in the same boat.
      - Proverb

To row together, or in time. [To act in unison.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To run with the hard and hunt with the hounds.
      - Proverb

To run with the hare and hold with the hounds.
      - Proverb

To sacrifice certain for speculative profit.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To satisfy one's wants at a small cost.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To save at the spiggot, and let it run out at the bong-hole.
      - Proverb, (German)

To save at the spigot and let it run out of the bunghole.
      - Proverb

To save for old age, earning a maravedi and drinking three.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To see the sky through a funnel.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To see which way the cat jumps.
      - Proverb

To seek for a knot in a bulrush.
  [Lat., Nodum in scirpo quaerere.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To sell a cat for a hare.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese, Spanish)

To sell honey to the beekeeper.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To sell the bird in the bush.
      - Proverb, (Italian)


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