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Proverbs containing the word Desert

Water is a boon in the desert, but the drowning man curses it

In this life we either have too little of what we do want, or too much of what we don't want or can't use. The same thought is to be found in... Read more →

Desert and reward seldom keep company

Those deserving of reward do not often receive it. The reward is not necessarily a payment in cash. The proverb can mean that those most... Read more →

Rats desert a sinking ship

We use this proverb in referring to those why are the first to seek safety when danger threatens, or to fade away at the first sight of trouble.