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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:

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a bad carpenter blames his toolsAlternative form of a bad workman always blames his tools.Rate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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the bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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the bad penny always turns upAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.Rate it:

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one of his majesty's bad bargainsA worthless soldier, a malingeror.Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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the one who always envies someone in society, will never live in gaietyThis idiom means that if a person spends time complaining, criticizing and whining about what everyone else does, owns, or how successful other people are about their financial situation, job career, or results they get, instead of focusing and trying their best to improve one's situation, the only consequence is that this behavior will keep them in the guts, that is, at a lower life level than the one they wish to be.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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always be yourselfdon´t change the way you are. be you, be special. don´t be like othersRate it:

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he is always going off at a tangentHe always changes from a topic to another irrelevant oneRate it:

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always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:

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always the bridesmaid, never the brideAlternative form of always a bridesmaid, never a brideRate it:

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it's always somethinga sigh of hopelessness, resignation, regret, dismay, disillusionment, disappointment.Rate it:

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the grass is always greener on the other sideOther circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often notRate it:

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there's always a bigger fishNo matter how large or intimidating a person or thing is, there is likely to be an even larger or more intimidating person or thing somewhere.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA refusal to explain how one accomplished something impressive.Rate it:

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lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:

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the way to a man's heart is through his stomachCooking for a man is a good way to win his affections.Rate it:

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everybody and his motherA large assortment of people.Rate it:

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beard the lion in his denTo confront an adversary in his or her own environmentRate it:

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rest his soulUsed parenthetically to mark the referent as being deceased.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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sent him home to his mamaGot a divorce.Rate it:

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give the devil his dueTo acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.Rate it:

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put someone in his placeRemind someone of his or her position.Rate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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an englishman's home is his castle(UK) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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biting his lipsBeing SilentRate it:

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down with his apple-cartKnock or throw him down.Rate it:

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each to his ownEveryone is entitled to their own opinion or tastes.My housemate is a strict vegan. I personally could never not eat meat, but each to his own.Rate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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everybody and his cousinEverybody; a huge crowd; too many people.Rate it:

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everyone and his brotherA large number of people; most people.Rate it:

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everyone and his motherA large assortment of people.Rate it:

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give someone his headTo allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.Rate it:

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hand someone his hatTo require someone to depart; to dismiss someone.Rate it:

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hand someone his headTo kill, especially by beheading.Rate it:

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hand someone his headTo destroy; to defeat utterly.Rate it:

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haul his ashesA euphemism for sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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his back is upHe is offended or angry; an expression or idea taken from a cat; that animal, when angry, always raising its back. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man.Rate it:

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in spite of his statureThe person was tall and huskyRate it:

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it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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