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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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[ Also see Catchphrases Old Sayings Proverbs Proverbs (General) ]

A barking stomach.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A candle under a bushel. [Unrevealed merit or skill.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A chip of the old block.
      - Proverb

A chip off the old block.
      - Proverb

A cold hand and a warm heart.
      - Proverb

A dancing pig.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A deity or a devil. [Either greater or less than man.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A divining rod.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A dog returned to his vomit. [Going back to bad habits.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A foxy tongue. [Cunning speech. Crafty arguments.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A frog in a well-shaft seeing the sky.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

A greater chatterbox than a raven.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A grove [so called because you cannot see into it.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A hair of the dog that bit you.
      - Proverb

A head without a tongue.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A king or a donkey.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A magpie aping a Syren!
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A man of three letters.
  [Lat., Homo trium literarum.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A mere voice, and nothing more.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A necessary evil. [e.g., a wife.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A Nero at home, a Cato abroad.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A noisy useless fellow.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A partnership with a lion. [The lion takes all.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A passing remark.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A pretty kettle of fish.
      - Proverb

A proud man who will not bend the knee.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A reproach to the doctors. [An incurable malady.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A Roland for an Oliver.
      - Proverb

A rope of sand.
      - Proverb

A sardonic laugh. [An unnatural laugh.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A scraped writing tablet.
  [Lat., Tabula rasa.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A self-conceited fellow.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A snail's gallop.
      - Proverb

A storm in a teacup.
      - Proverb

A three-halfpenny fellow.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A triton among minnows.
      - Proverb

A white elephant.
      - Proverb

A wolf in his belly.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Admiring himself like a peacock.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

After the fashion of a mouse. [i.e., living off others.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

After this; therefore on account of this.
  [Lat., Post hoc; ergo propter hoc.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

All leaf and no fruit.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Always ready.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

An ambassador without authority.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

An amen clerk.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

An ass in a lion's hide.
      - Proverb

An ass in the skin of a lion.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

An ill-assorted couple.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

An ox [eating his head off] in the stall.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

As bald as a coot.
      - Proverb


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