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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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To commit the sheep to the care of the wolf.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To condemn the error, but not to descend to personalities.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To confuse matters.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To count one's chickens before they are hatched.
      - Proverb

To cover the well after the child has been drowned in it.
      - Proverb, (German)

To cram on every stitch of canvas.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To create a tempest in a teapot.
      - Proverb

To cry famine on a heap of corn.
      - Proverb, (French)

To cry out before one is hurt.
      - Proverb

To cry up wine, and sell vinegar.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To cry with one eye and laugh with the other.
      - Proverb

To cure every one with the same ointment.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To cure evil by evil.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To cut a man with a sword of lead.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To cut broad thongs from another man's leather.
      - Proverb, (French)

To cut his comb off.
      - Proverb

To cut his throat with a feather.
      - Proverb

To cut off one's nose to spite one's face.
      - Proverb, (French)

To cut the coat according to the cloth.
      - Proverb

To cut the grass from under a person's feet.
      - Proverb

To cut the thread. [To open a letter; to break a seal.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To dance out of time. [To say an irrelevant thing: a thing out of place.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To deceive oneself is very easy.
      - Proverb

To deserve the whetstone.
      - Proverb

To die of laughing.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To dig one's grave with one's teeth.
      - Proverb, (French)

To dig with golden spades. [To waste means.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To discover truth by telling a falsehood.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To dispute about a donkey's shadow.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To dispute about smoke.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To draw blood from a stone.
      - Proverb

To draw the foot out of the mire.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To draw the long bow.
      - Proverb

To draw the snake out of the hole with another's hand.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To draw water in a sieve. [To waste time.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To drink from a colander.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To drink from the same cup.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To drink like frogs.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To err again on the same string.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To exact an offering from the dead.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To exchange a one-eyed horse for a blind one.
      - Proverb, (French)

To fall from the wall into the ditch.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To fare hard.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To fawn with the tail, and bite with the mouth.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To fetch water after the house is burned.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To fiddle while Rome is burning.
      - Proverb

To fight with every kind of weapon.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To fight with ghosts. [To speak against the dead.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To fight with windmills.
      - Proverb

To find a mare's nest.
      - Proverb


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