To make something good out of something naturally bad


  • This saying comes from the book Ephemerides which was published in 1579 by Stephen. Making a silk purse out of pig’s ear was old fashioned. Pig’s ear is very ugly and if a person can make a pig ear like a pearl mean he can do anything.

I will not give up by trying my sister to agree upon this agreement. I can make a silk purse out of sow’s ear.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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Aus dem Ohr einer Sau eine Seidenhandtasche machen

faire une bourse en soie avec une oreille de truie

készítsen selyem pénztárcát a koca füléből


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