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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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Blinder than a beetle.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Born of a white hen. [A lucky fellow.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
      - Proverb

By fair means or foul.
      - Proverb

By hook or by crook.
      - Proverb

By main force.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

By the whole heavens. [As wide asunder as the poles.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Cabbage repeated.
  [Lat., Crambe repetita.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Cauld kail het again.
  [Cold cabbage warmed up.]
      - Proverb

Choose a Brabant sheep, a Guelder ox, a Flemish capon, and a Friezeland cow.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Club law.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Coals to Newcastle.
      - Proverb

Companions in misfortune.
      - Proverb

Consenting against his inclination.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Cousin-germans--quite removed.
      - Proverb

Coyly resisting.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Crocodile's tears. [Hypocrisy.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Deaf to the voice of conscience.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Dignity in retirement. [Ease and dignity combined.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Dressed like a windmill.
      - Proverb, (French)

Enchantments to Egypt.
      - Proverb

Enough and to spare.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Explaining what is unknown by what is still more unknown.
  [Lat., Ignotam per ignotius.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Fair words and rotten apples.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Fearing his own shadow.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Fetters of gold.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Fir trees to Norway.
      - Proverb

From excess of caution.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

From home itself.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

From repose to tumult.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

From smoke to flame.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

From the beginning to the end of a feast.
      - Proverb

From the egg to the apple.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

From the egg to the apples.
  [Lat., Ab ovo usque ad mala.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Give and take.
      - Proverb

Giving gold coins to a cat.
      - Proverb, (Japanese)

Hand and foot [with all our strength and resolution.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Happy as a clam at high tide.
      - Proverb

Happy as a lark.
      - Proverb

Harder than adamant.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Harmless lightning. [Impotent threats.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Hasten gently.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He lives the life of a hare. [Ever in fear.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He struts as valiantly as an English cock.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He throws a cloud over happiness. [A kill-joy; a mar-feast.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Ill-yoked.
      - Proverb

Indulgencies to Rome.
      - Proverb

Inquisitive and prone to gossip. [A Paul Pry.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Let it be unsaid. [Let the observation be withdrawn.]
      - Proverb

Like a bull in a china shop.
      - Proverb


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