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Proverbs starting with letter B

Barking dogs seldom bite

When a dog barks at you, this does not necessarily mean that he intends to bite you. He may be just exited or frightened of you. The proverb... Read more →

The bait hides the hook

It is the hook that catches the fish, but it is the bait that tempts it to take the hook into its mouth. The moral is: beware of an attractive... Read more →

A bad workman always blames his tools

Good workmanship depends no more on the quality of the tools than it does on the way in which they are used, so to blame the tools for the bad... Read more →

A bad shearer never had a good sickle

Good workmanship depends no more on the quality of the tools than it does on the way in which they are used, so to blame the tools for the bad... Read more →

A bad penny always comes back

If we try to get rid of a counterfeit coin by passing it off upon somebody else, sooner or later it will find the way back into our pocket.... Read more →

Bad news travels fast

By this we mean that bad news nearly always reaches as more quickly than good news. The old version of the proverb is Ill news comes apace.