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50 Proverbial phrases Quotes

By all that's good and glorious.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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To say that which is instructive and also pleasing.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI)

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A nail in the wound.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho! (act I, sc. 1)

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Like Theon (i.e., a calumniating disposition). [Lat., Dens Theonia.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 18, 82)

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The asses' bridge. [Lat., Pons Asinorum.]

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: applied to Proposition 5 of the first book of Euclid

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A flea in his ear.

Robert Armin Quotes , Source: Nest of Ninnies

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No better than you should be.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Coxcomb (act IV, sc. 3)

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As cold as cucumbers.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Cupid's Revenge (act I, sc. 1)

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From the crown of our head to the sole of our feet.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Honest Man's Fortune (act II, sc. 2)

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As high as Heaven, as deep as Hell.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Honest Man's Fortune (act IV, sc. 1)

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This is a pretty flimflam.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Little French Lawyer (III, 3)

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Something given that way.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Lovers' Progress (act I, sc. 1)

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A thorn in the flesh.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Corinthians (ch. XII, v. 7)

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Neither fish, flesh nor good red herring.

Tom Brown Quotes , Source: Aeneus Sylvius--Letter

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Turn over a new leaf.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Letter to Miss Haviland

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As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 4, subsec. I)

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Through thick and thin.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto II, p. 370)

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To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd. And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto III, l. 923)

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As clear as a whistle.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to Lloyd (I)

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Put himself upon his good behavior.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 47)

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Leap out of the frying pan into the fire.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IV)

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Within a stone's throw of it.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IX)

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Make ducks and drakes with shillings.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho! (act I, sc. 1)

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As good as a play.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho! (act I, sc. 1)

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To be praised by a man who has won his laurels.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho! (act I, sc. 1)

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