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PROVERBIAL PHRASES
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To sell the honey to one who has the bees.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To sell the skin of the bear before it is caught.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To send away with a flea in his ear.
      - Proverb

To send one arrow after another.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To set the Thames on fire.
      - Proverb

To sew the fox's skin to the lion's.
      - Proverb, (French)

To shave an egg.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To shiver at work, and sweat at meals.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To show a clean pair of heels.
      - Proverb

To show the cloven foot.
      - Proverb

To show the sole of the foot.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To show the sun with a torch.
      - Proverb, (French)

To shut the stable door when the steed is stolen.
      - Proverb

To sign for both parties.
      - Proverb, (French)

To sing out of tune and persist in it.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To sing to an ass.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To sink a well by the river side.
      - Proverb, (German)

To sit brooding over treasures, and enjoy them not.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To sit on two seats.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To skin a flint for a farthing, and spoil a knife worth fourpence.
      - Proverb

To smell of the lamp.
      - Proverb

To snatch the lamb from the wolf.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To sow one's wild oats.
      - Proverb

To sow our wild oats.
      - Proverb

To split hairs.
      - Proverb

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

To spur a horse on level ground.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To stab the dead.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To stand in one's own light.
      - Proverb

To start the hare for another's profit.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To steal a sheep and give away the trotters for God's sake.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

To steal the leather, and give away the shoes for God's sake.
      - Proverb, (German)

To steal the pig, and give away the pettitoes for God's sake.
      - Proverb, (Italian, Spanish)

To stew in one's own juice.
      - Proverb

To stop the hole after the mischief is done.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To strike with a leaden sword. [To use a useless argument.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To strip one altar to cover another.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To strip Peter to clothe Paul.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

To strip St. Peter to clothe St. Paul.
      - Proverb, (French)

To stumble twice over the same stone.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To suit present circumstances.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To swallow a camel, and strain at a gnat.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

To swallow both sea and fish.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

To swim a river with a bridge close by.
      - Proverb

To swim between two waters.
      - Proverb, (French)

To take a leaf out of one's book.
      - Proverb

To take a shirt from a naked man.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

To take blood from a stone.
      - Proverb

To take counsel of one's pillow.
      - Proverb

To take him down a peg.
      - Proverb


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