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50 Proverbial phrases Quotes

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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To have a smattering knowledge of anything.

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

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To seek a laurel wreath from a bride-cake. [To seek glory by some trifling performance. A carpet knight.]

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

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To throw a blot on a man's reputation by praising him.

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

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The fat's all in the fire.

Cobbe Quotes , Source: Prophecies, (Bullen's reprint) (1614)

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Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.

William Cobbett Quotes , Source: referring to a bank as an elderly lady in the city

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Cut and come again.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Tales VII (l. 26)

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Add to golden numbers golden numbers.

Thomas Dekker Quotes , Source: Patient Grissell (act I, sc. 1)

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The coast was clear.

Michael Drayton Quotes , Source: Nymphidia

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With tooth and nail.

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: Divine Weekes and Workes (first week, second day)

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Through thick and thin, both over Hill and Plain.

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: Divine Weekes and Workes (second week, fourth day, bk. IV)

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Made no more bones.

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: The Maiden Blush

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As leopard feels at home with leopard.

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: The Maiden Blush

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Needle in a bottle of hay.

Nathaniel Field Quotes , Source: A Woman's a Weathercock (p. 20), reprint 1612

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Like his that lights a candle to the sun.

Andrew Fletcher, Lord Innerpeffer (1) Quotes , Source: in a letter to Sir Walter Aston

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To cut a whetstone with a razor.

Andrew Fletcher, Lord Innerpeffer (1) Quotes , Source: in a letter to Sir Walter Aston

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Diamonds cut diamonds.

John Ford Quotes , Source: The Lover's Melancholy (act I, sc. 3)

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Moche Crye and no Wull.

Sir John Fortescue Quotes , Source: De Laudibus Leg. Anglioe (ch. X)

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As innocent as a new-laid egg.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: Engaged (act I)

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To build castles in Spain.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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By hooke or crooke.

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

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A precious pair of brothers [i.e., rascals].

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

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To drink away sorrow.

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

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To give importance to trifling matters.

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

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To grow a philosopher's beard.

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

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