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A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Every bullet has its billet.
A good wife and health is a man's best wealth. / East and west, home is best.
A drowning man will catch at a straw.
He laughs best who laughs last.
He who has an art has everywhere a part.
A little pot is soon hot. / A spot is most seen on the finest cloth.
New lords, new laws. / Walls have ears.
One man beats the bush, another man catches the bird.
Well begun is half done.
Finders keepers, losers weepers.
Kind words are the music of the world. / The early bird catches the worm.
Haste makes waste.
Little strokes fell great oaks. / As you sow you shall mow.
Good advice is beyond price. / Might makes right.
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
No joy without annoy.
Constant dripping wears away a stone.
Penny wise, pound foolish./ Practice makes perfect.
There is nothing which has been bitter before being ripe.
Time and tide wait for no man.
A bird in hand is worth two in the wood. / Every dog has his day.
Care killed the cat.
A good name is better than a golden girdle.
Fair feathers make fair fowls. / Birds of a feather flock together.
Even the weariest river winds somewhere safe to sea.
Something is better than nothing. / Birds of a feather flock together.
Least said, soonest mended. / More haste, less speed.
A lazy youth, a lousy age.
No sunshine but hath some shadow. / Better be sure than sorry.
Labor is often the father of leisure.
Work has bitter root but sweet fruit.
There is no royal road to learning.
It is hard to be high and humble. / Do on the hills as you would do in the hall.
Everybody has his merits and faults.
No garden without its weeds.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Every Jack has his Jill.
Try before you trust.
Better be drunk than drowned.
A miss is as good as a mile. / Many a little makes a mickle.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Seeing is believing. / Everything must have a beginning.
Look before you leap. / A cracked bell can never sound well.
Willful waste makes woeful want. / Where there is a will, there is a way.
 
apple of one`s eye someone or something that one likes a lot
back to the salt mines  back to work, humorous expression to express going back to unpleasant work
bad egga bad person, bumbig cheesean important person, a leader
bread and butterbasic needs of life (food, shelter, clothing)
bring home the baconearn your family's livingbutter upflatter someone to try to get their favor or friendship
carrot and stickpromising to reward or punish someone at the same time
chew the fatchatcoffee breaka break from work to rest and drink coffee
 cool as a cucumbercalm, not nervous or anxious
cream of the cropbest of a group, the top choice
cry over spilt milkcry or complain about something that has already happened
cup of teasomething one enjoys or does well
cut the mustardsucceed, do well enough what needs to be done
duck soupa task that doesn`t require much effort
eat crow admit one is mistaken or defeated, take back a mistaken statement
eat dirtact humble, accept another`s insult or bad treatment
eat humble piebe humbled, admit one`s error and apologize
eat one`s cake and have it too use or spend something and still keep it
eat one`s wordstake back something one has said, admit something is not true
egg onurge someone onfinger in the pieparticipate in something that is happening
full of beansfeel energetic, in high spirits
half-bakednot thought out or studied carefully
hand to someone on a silver platter give a person something that has not been earned
hard nut to cracksomething or someone difficult to understand or do
(get or) have egg on one`s face to be embarrassedhit the saucedrink alcohol - usually regularlyhot potatoa question or argument that is controversial and difficult to settle
in the soupin serious trouble, in disorder
make one`s mouth water  look or smell very good, want to eat or drink very much
in a nutshellbriefly, in a few words
nutty as a fruitcakecrazyout of the frying pan and into the fire go from something bad to something worse
piece of cakea task that is easily accomplished
polish the appleflatter someonesouped upchange something to make it faster or more powerful by changing or adding something
salt awaysave moneysell like hotcakessell quickly or rapidlyspill the beanstell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it
stew in one`s own juice suffer from something that one has caused to happen
take with a grain of salt accept or believe only part of something
upset the applecartruin a plan or event by surprise or accident
worth one`s saltbeing a good worker, worth what one is paid
gravy traina job or work that pays more than it is worth
 
 

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