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idiomatic phrase

Literature; Proverbs

It is a similar construction to the proverbial expression. Sometimes it is difficult to draw a distinction between them. In both of them the meaning does not immediately follow ...

a cat may look at a king

Literature; Proverbs

An inferior isn't completely restricted in what they may do in the presence of a superior.

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

Literature; Proverbs

The proverb has a literal meaning, although the 'weakest link' referred to is figurative and usually applies to a person or technical feature rather than the link of an actual ...

a bad penny always turns up

Literature; Proverbs

Nasty or bad people have a habit of showing up or returning.

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Literature; Proverbs

It's better to have one of something for certain than to run after two of the same thing and not be sure of getting them.

a fool and his money are soon parted

Literature; Proverbs

Stupid people spend their money carelessly and soon become poor.

a good husband makes a good wife

Literature; Proverbs

If a woman is happy with her husband, she will be a good mate for him.