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Proverbs containing the word Cutt off

Many kiss the hand they wish to cut off

Don't be deceived by mere politeness, as people are often polite to those they intend to harm. Chaucer refers to 'the smiler with the knife... Read more →

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face

The verb 'to spite' means 'to be revenged upon'. The advice give here is: 'Don't do anything in a fit of temper that will injure only yourself.'