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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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il courait à toute bride (or, à bride abattue)He was running at full speed.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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never say neverAnything can happen; a certain option should not be totally dismissed.Rate it:

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war brideA woman who marries a man who is on active duty military in wartime.Rate it:

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à cheval donné on ne regarde pas à la brideOne does not look a gift-horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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à cheval donné on ne regarde pas à la bride (or, à la dent)One does not look a gift-horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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à cheval donné, on ne regarde pas la brideIl faut se contenter de ce qu’on reçoit, ne pas critiquer ce qui est offert en cadeau.Rate it:

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December brideA woman who marries when she is significantly older than most brides.Rate it:

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il est aisé d’aller à pied quand on tient son cheval par la brideIt is easy to stoop from state when that state can be resumed at will.Rate it:

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je lui ai mis la bride sur le couI gave him full liberty.Rate it:

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off like a bride's nightieMaking a rapid departure; away. [From 1960.](Australia, horse racing) Moving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

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off like a bride's nightieMoving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

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un cheval boit la brideQuand le mors force les coins de la bouche et les fait rider, ce qui arrive quand les montants de la bride ne sont pas assez allongés.Rate it:

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vous lui tenez la bride trop hauteYou keep him too much under restraint.Rate it:

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war brideA company or individual whose business is increased by warfare.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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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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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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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.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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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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aes alienum (always in sing.) facere, contrahereto incur debts.Rate it:

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ambire aliquem (always with Acc. of person)to solicit the vote or favour of some one.Rate it:

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bona indole (always in sing.) praeditum esseto be gifted, talented (not praeditum esse by itself).Rate it:

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dici vix (non) potest or vix potest dici (vix like non always before potest)I cannot find words for...Rate it:

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gestum (always in the sing.) agereto gesticulate.Rate it:

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homines negotii (always in sing.) gerentesbusiness-men.Rate it:

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

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superare Alpes, Pyrenaeum, Apenninum (both always in the sing.)to cross the Alps, Pyrenees, Apennines.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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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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ut ait Cicero (always in this order)as Cicero says.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 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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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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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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