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Proverbs containing the word Dog

Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

It is better to be in a leading position of a small group than one of the numeral followers of a bigger one, in which case one's skills and... Read more →

Better to be a live dog than a dead lion

The most despicable living man's state, is preferable to that of the most noble who have died impenitent. Thus, it is better to be a live coward... Read more →

Two dogs fight for a bone, and a third runs away with it

While two persons are disputing over something, somebody else takes advantage of the fact that their attention is distracted. For example, there... Read more →

Love me, love my dog

Dr. Brewer wrote of this: 'If you love me you must put up with my faults, my little ways, or (sometimes) my friends. A rather selfish maxim!'

Let sleeping dogs lie

Don't do anything that will stir up unnecessary trouble. 'The woman next door always has clothes hanging put on the line. It looks awful. I've... Read more →

Help a lame dog over a stile

Give assistance to anyone in difficulties or distress.

Every dog has his day

Good fortune comes ones to all of us. If I am lucky today, your turn will come later on; or, alternatively, don’t be too boastful, for... Read more →

Dog does not eat dog

This means the same as THERE IS HONOUR AMONG THIEVES. On the ground that UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL, wrongdoers stick together in their... Read more →

Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

Another old proverb says the same thing more clearly: 'Better be the head of the yeomanry than the tail of the gentry.' In other words, it's... Read more →

All are not thieves that dogs bark at

Beware of judging people by appearance. An honest man may give the impression that he is the biggest scoundrel in the world. Good looks do not... Read more →