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PROVERBIAL PHRASE
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To have one's labour for one's pains.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To have the belly up to one's mouth.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To have the foot in two shoes.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To help a lame dog over a stile.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To help the sun by torches.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hide under a cloak.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hit the nail on the head.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hold a candle to the devil.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To hold a wolf by the ears. [To be between two difficulties.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hold the wolf by the ears.
  [Lat., Tenere lupum auribus.]
      - (French, Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hunt for a knot in a rush which has no knots. [To raise unnecessary scruples.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hunt the hare with the ox.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To hunt with unwilling hounds.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To indulge in a joke when surrounded by mourners. [To jest out of season.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To indulge in jest on sacred matters.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To interfere in the affairs of others.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To jump into the water for fear of the rain.
      - (French) [Proverbial Phrases]

To jump out of the frying pan into the fire.
      - (French) [Proverbial Phrases]

To jump out of the frying-pan and fall into the fire.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To keep one upon hot coals.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To keep one's nose to the grindstone.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To keep one's tongue between one's teeth.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To keep the wolf from the door.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To kick a man when he is down.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To kick against the pricks.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbial Phrases]

To kill a mercer for a comb.
      - (French) [Proverbial Phrases]

To kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
      - (Greek) [Proverbial Phrases]

To kill the hen by way of getting the egg.
      - (French) [Proverbial Phrases]

To kill two birds with one stone.
      - (Dutch, Portuguese) [Proverbial Phrases]

To kill two flies with one flap.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To kill with kindness.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To know how many beans make five.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To know on which side one's bread is buttered.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To know where the shoe pinches.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To know which way the wind blows.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To laugh in one's sleeve.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbial Phrases]

To laugh on the wrong side on one's mouth.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To lay it on with a trowel.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To lay up for a rainy day.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To lead one by the nose.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To lean against a tottering wall.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To leave no stone unturned.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To leave the nuts. [To put away childish things.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To let the cat out of the bag.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To lick into shape.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To live at the beck and call of another.
      - (Latin) [Proverbial Phrases]

To live from hand to mouth.
      - (French) [Proverbial Phrases]

To live in clover.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbial Phrases]

To lock the stable after the horses are taken.
      - (Italian) [Proverbial Phrases]

To look a gift horse in the mouth.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]


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