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Proverbs containing the word Ask

When I lent I had a friend; when I asked he was unkind

This means the same as 'Lend your money and lose your friend'. See also Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

Better to ask the way than go astray

Some people are too proud to admit that they don’t know, and, by refusing to ask, go astray. That is to say, they do the wrong thing or become... Read more →

Ask no questions and be told no lies

This is often the reply of parents to children who ask too many awkward questions. It means that if you ask many questions about things you... Read more →

Never ask pardon before you are accused

Wait until you are blamed for something before you offer excuses. Otherwise you will show yourself guilty. Martin had had a very trying day at... Read more →