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a watched pot never boilsA process appears to go more slowly if one waits for it rather than engaging in other activities.Rate it:

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Watched Pot Never BoilsWhen you are waiting for something but will not happen when you are concentrating,Rate it:

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a watched kettle never boilsAlternative form of a watched pot never boils.Rate it:

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c’est le pot de terre contre le pot de ferIt is a most unequal combat.Rate it:

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le pot de terre contre le pot de ferSe dit d’un homme sans appui, qui a un démêlé avec un homme puissant.Rate it:

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never say neverAnything can happen; a certain option should not be totally dismissed.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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pot calling the kettle blackA situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.Rate it:

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à tel pot, telle loucheÀ chaque problème, sa solution.Rate it:

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bête comme (un) chou (un pot, une cruche, une oie)As stupid as an owl.Rate it:

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faire le pot (or, panier) à deux ansesTo put one’s arms akimbo.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe disait, au jeu de colin-maillard, pour avertir celui qui a les yeux bandés qu’il court le risque de se heurter contre quelque chose.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe dit pour annoncer qu’il y a, dans une affaire, quelque inconvénient, quelque danger à prévoir.Rate it:

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go to potTo come to a bad end.Rate it:

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go to potTo decline or deteriorate.Rate it:

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Gone to PotGet wrecked, to become worse and impairedRate it:

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hi pot, meet kettleUsed to draw attention to hypocrisy. But no-one uses the word.Rate it:

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il a reçu un pot-de-vinHe received a bribe, an illicit commission.Rate it:

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il découvrit bientôt le pot aux rosesHe soon found out the secret.Rate it:

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il n’y a si méchant pot qui ne trouve son couvercleEvery Jack must have his Jill.Rate it:

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keep the pot boilingTo keep going on actively, as in certain games.Rate it:

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melting potCome together and are homogenized.Rate it:

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on a découvert le pot aux rosesThey have discovered the mystery, the secret.Rate it:

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on fait de bonne soupe dans un vieux potLes vieilles choses ne laissent pas de servir.Rate it:

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Pot Calling the Kettle BlackThe person who like to point out flaws and weakness in others when he or she has the same in himself or herselfRate it:

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pot upTo put into a potRate it:

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pot, meet kettleUsed to draw attention to hypocrisy.Rate it:

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shit or get off the potTo choose between taking action now, or foregoing the opportunity until a later date.Rate it:

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sourd comme un potAs deaf as a post.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo increase a wager.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo make something more desirable.Rate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat around the bushRate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat about the bush.Rate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat around the bush.Rate it:

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un pot fêlé dure longtempsA creaking door hangs long: Ailing folk live longest.Rate it:

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un pot fêlé dure longtempsIl arrive quelquefois qu’une personne vive longtemps, quoique infirme et valétudinaire.Rate it:

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voulez-vous accepter la fortune du pot?Will you take pot-luck with us?Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"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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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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never in a month of sundaysAt no time whatsoever.Rate it:

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never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate 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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well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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you never know what you've got till it's goneGood friends and acquaintances shouldn't be taken for granted.Rate it:

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never in a million yearsAbsolutely not.Rate it:

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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:

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