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Proverbs containing the word Come

When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window

The 'wolf' is poverty. When a young couple marry without enough money to keep them in a manner to which they have become accustomed, this is... Read more →

When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war

When two adversaries are of equal strength of character, the contest of wills is certain to be long and hard-fought. Dr Brewer tells us that... Read more →

Tomorrow never comes

Tomorrow is always the day after today. If today is Thursday it will be yesterday tomorrow, and Friday will be today. The saying is used as a... Read more →

There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it

Just because you have lost one good opportunity, that does not mean that you will never get another.

Misfortunes never come singly

One misfortunes is generally followed closely by another. As Robert Herrick wrote in his poem Sorrows Succeed: When one is past, another care we... Read more →

A lion may come to be beholden to a mouse

There are times when the weak can help the strong. A rich or eminent man should treat a poor or obscure man with consideration, for one day he... Read more →

Lightly come, lightly go

This means the same as easy come, easy go.

If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain

If you are unable to get your own way, you must bow to the inevitable. 'I know I refused to do it, but somebody's got to, so if no one else will... Read more →

First come, first served

This is the penalty of lateness. Those who arrive early get a better choice. 'I bought a lovely dress for two pounds at the sale,' Mary told her... Read more →

Everything comes to him who waits

The person who is prepared to wait patiently usually gets what he wants in the end, provided of course he goes on trying.