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Proverbs containing the word Both

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch

This is from Matthew, xv, 14. It means that those without knowledge themselves should not try to teach the ignorant. 'He claimed to know a good... Read more →

You cannot have it both ways

You may not choose first one and then the other alternative in order to suit your own convenience. It is often used in argument when an opponent... Read more →

You cannot burn the candle at both ends

Dr Brewer explains this as follows: 'You cannot do two opposite things at one and the same time; you cannot exhaust your energies in one... Read more →