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Proverbs starting with letter R

The receiver is as bad as the thief

If a man buys or otherwise acquires anything that he knows has been stolen, he is as guilty as the person who stole it. In the same way, if one... Read more →

Rats desert a sinking ship

We use this proverb in referring to those why are the first to seek safety when danger threatens, or to fade away at the first sight of trouble.

Rain before seven, fine before eleven

This piece of optimism is based on the weather in Britain, where early-morning rain sometimes gives way to fine weather later in the day. The... Read more →