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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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To look at both sides of a penny.
      - Proverb

To look for a needle in a bottle of hay.
      - Proverb, (German)

To look for a needle in a bundle of hay.
      - Proverb, (French)

To look for a needle in a haystack.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To look for five feet in a cat.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To look for noon at fourteen o'clock.
      - Proverb, (French)

To lose his last farthing.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To lose one eye that you may deprive another of two.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To lose the ship for a halfpennyworth of tar.
      - Proverb

To love as the cat loves mustard.
      - Proverb

To make a birthday a day of grief. [To turn joy into sorrow.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To make a black man white.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To make a cat's paw of one.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To make a mountain of a molehill.
      - Proverb

To make a palace of a pigstye.
      - Proverb

To make a person turn in his grave.
      - Proverb

To make a virtue of necessity.
      - Proverb, (French)

To make an elephant of a fly.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, Italian)

To make bricks without straw.
      - Proverb

To make coqs-a-l'ane.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To make ducks and drakes of.
      - Proverb

To make ends meet.
      - Proverb

To make fish of one and flesh of another.
      - Proverb

To make of a flea a knight cap-a-pie.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To make one hole by way of stopping another.
      - Proverb, (French)

To make two bites of a cherry.
      - Proverb

To make two extremes meet.
      - Proverb

To make two hits with one stone.
      - Proverb, (French)

To make two nails at one heat.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To make waves in a cup.
  [Lat., Exitare fluctus in simpulo.]
      - Proverb

To mingle heaven and earth. [Inextricably to confuse matters.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To miss the mark.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To mix fire and water.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To move every rope: to cram on all sail.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To nourish a serpent in one's breast.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To offer one candle to God and another to the devil.
      - Proverb, (French)

To open, as you would an oyster.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To oppose by stratagem.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To overshoot the mark.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To parade the gallows before the town.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To pay off a grudge by a vote.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To pay one in his own coin.
      - Proverb,
        (Dutch, Italian, Portuguese)

To pay person in his own coin.
      - Proverb

To peer out the mote in another's eye and not the beam in your own.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To piece the lion's skin with that of the fox.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To play first fiddle.
      - Proverb

To play second fiddle.
      - Proverb

To pluck the goose without making it cry out.
      - Proverb, (French)

To pound water in a mortar.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To pour oil upon the waters.
      - Proverb


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