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Funny Proverbs

An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper

A poacher illegally kills and steals animals on someone else's land, and a gamekeeper's job is to stop this from happening. He knows all the... Read more →

Walls have ears

Be careful what you say and where you say it. There my be someone lurking on the other side of the wall, or, to bring the proverb up to date,... Read more →

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 →

A Jack of all trades is master of none

Here 'Jack' is a name for a general labourer, one who does odd jobs and can turn his hand to anything. A 'trade' in this sense is a occupation -... Read more →

Idle folk have the least leisure

People who are lazy by nature are so reluctant to take on work that they give the impressions of having no spare time. In addition, they spend... Read more →