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Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's EarTo make something good out of something naturally badRate it:

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make a silk purse of a sow's earTo produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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smooth as silkExtremely smooth (in any sense).Rate it:

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take silkto be appointed as a Queen's CounselRate it:

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you can't make a silk purse of a sow's earIt is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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top hatA man's formal hat, with a tall cylindrical crown (often of silk).Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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le singe est toujours singe, fût-il vêtu de pourpreAn ape’s an ape, a varlet’s a varlet, Though they be clad in silk or scarlet.Rate it:

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on ne saurait faire d'une buse un épervierOne cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.Rate it:

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patience of jobFrom the Bible, James Ch.5 V.11.Rate it:

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stovepipe hatA type of top hat worn mainly in the 19th century, made of silk or other materials and having a very tall, cylindrical, flat-topped crown.Rate it:

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