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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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To have the foot in two shoes.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To help a lame dog over a stile.
      - Proverb

To help the sun by torches.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To hide under a cloak.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To hit the nail on the head.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To hold a candle to the devil.
      - Proverb

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

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

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

To hunt the hare with the ox.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To hunt with unwilling hounds.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

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

To indulge in jest on sacred matters.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To interfere in the affairs of others.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To jump into the water for fear of the rain.
      - Proverb, (French)

To jump out of the frying pan into the fire.
      - Proverb, (French)

To jump out of the frying-pan and fall into the fire.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To keep one upon hot coals.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To keep one's nose to the grindstone.
      - Proverb

To keep one's tongue between one's teeth.
      - Proverb

To keep the wolf from the door.
      - Proverb

To kick a man when he is down.
      - Proverb

To kick against the pricks.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To kill a mercer for a comb.
      - Proverb, (French)

To kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
      - Proverb, (Greek)

To kill the hen by way of getting the egg.
      - Proverb, (French)

To kill two birds with one stone.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, Portuguese)

To kill two flies with one flap.
      - Proverb

To kill with kindness.
      - Proverb

To know how many beans make five.
      - Proverb

To know on which side one's bread is buttered.
      - Proverb

To know where the shoe pinches.
      - Proverb

To know which way the wind blows.
      - Proverb

To laugh in one's sleeve.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To laugh on the wrong side on one's mouth.
      - Proverb

To lay it on with a trowel.
      - Proverb

To lay up for a rainy day.
      - Proverb

To lead one by the nose.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To lean against a tottering wall.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To leave no stone unturned.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To leave the nuts. [To put away childish things.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To let the cat out of the bag.
      - Proverb

To lick into shape.
      - Proverb

To live at the beck and call of another.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To live from hand to mouth.
      - Proverb, (French)

To live in clover.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To lock the stable after the horses are taken.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To look a gift horse in the mouth.
      - Proverb

To look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth.
      - Proverb

To look at a shipwreck from the shore.
      - Proverb, (Latin)


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