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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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Suddenly as a storm.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Swifter than a hawk.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Tell that to the Marines!
      - Proverb

That's as much as a bean in a brewing copper.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The agreeable and the useful combined.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The baubles of children.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The cobbler to his last.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The crow has seized a scorpion. [The soldier caught a Tartar.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The die is cast. [The Rubicon is crossed.]
  [Lat., Alea iacta est.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The last argument of kings. [The sword.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The matter is under consideration.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The rabble.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The traces of the old flame. [Second love.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Till you are hoarse with bawling.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To act with closed eyes.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To add a farthing to the riches of Croesus.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To add a farthing to the wealth of Croesus.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To add fuel to fire.
      - Proverb

To add insult to injury.
      - Proverb

To add light to the sun.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To add malady to malady.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To add stars to the firmament.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To add water to the ocean.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To ask wool of an ass.
      - Proverb, (French)

To be aground on the same rock. [To be in the same dilemma. ]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To be blind even in the light of the sun.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth.
      - Proverb

To be content to let twelve pennies pass for a shilling.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To be dragged by the scruff of the neck.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To be in a person's bad books.
      - Proverb

To be in the same hospital. [To be in the same dilemma.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To be in the wrong box.
      - Proverb

To be led by the nose.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To be like a bunch of nettles.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To be like a fish in the water.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To be like a leek, have a grey head and the rest green.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To be like a tailor's pattern-book.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To be on one's last legs.
      - Proverb

To be too busy gets contempt.
      - Proverb

To be under a cloud.
      - Proverb

To be wise beyond the scrip. [Have a care for the morrow.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To bear away the bell.
      - Proverb

To bear two faces in one hood.
      - Proverb

To beat about the bush.
      - Proverb

To beat the dog already punished.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To beat the dog in presence of this lion.
      - Proverb, (French)

To begin at home.
      - Proverb

To begin skinning the eel at the tail.
      - Proverb, (French)

To bend the bow of Ulysses.
      - Proverb

To bind a dog with the gut of a lamb.
      - Proverb, (Latin)


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