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Proverbs containing the word Another

When the word is out it belongs to another

Once we have said it, we cannot get it back. This proverb has the same meaning as A word spoken is past recalling.

When one door shuts another opens

Failure should not deter us, for there are always other opportunities.

Tomorrow is another day

We should not behave as if this were the last day. There is always another day tomorrow, and always the hope that things will get better.... Read more →

Submitting to one wrong brings on another

If you allow yourself to be victimised once, you will be victimised again.

A rose by another name would smell as sweet

It is not what a thing is called that matters, but what it is. The same applies to people The quotation comes from Shakespeare's tragedy,... Read more →

One man’s meat is another man’s poison

Food that agrees with one person may have an injurious effect on another. In a wider sense one person may like what another hates. 'My sister... Read more →

One man sows and another reaps

One men does the work and another gets the benefit. A similar proverb is One beats the bush, and another catches the birds.

He that fights and runs away may live to fight another day

Although a brave man is better than a coward, caution is often better than rashness.

One good turn deserves another

If someone has done you a kindness, you should do him a kindness in return. A boy was once able to help a circus elephant by stopping another... Read more →

Saying is one thing and doing another

It is easier to talk about doing a thing than it is to do it. It is easier to give advice than to put it into practice. 'That tree's too close... Read more →