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Proverbs containing the word Door

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 →

A golden key opens every door

The ‘golden key’ is money, which overcomes for its possessors all the obstacles barring the way to poorer folk.

A door must be either shut or open

You cannot have it shut and open at the same time. You must have one thing or the other, so make up your mind which you want.

If each would sweep before his own door, we should have a clean city

This had a literal meaning in the days when householders got rid of their refuse by throwing it out into the street. A figurative meaning,... Read more →