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Proverbs containing the word Eat

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

A pudding is intended for only one purpose; to be eaten. Only by eating it can we prove its excellence – or lack of it. In the same way, we... Read more →

Live not to eat, but eat to live

This rather puritanical proverb warns us that eating should not be the main purpose of life. We should, on the contrary, eat just enough to lead... Read more →

He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut

You cannot eat an almond without first cracking the shell. By extension, you cannot expect to anything without working for it.

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 →

Don’t make yourself a mouse, or the cat will eat you

If you belittle yourself, people will take advantage of you. Stand up for yourself.

You are what you eat

The proverb promotes the idea that to be fit and healthy you need to eat well and consume good food. If you eat well, you will be healthy; but... Read more →

You cannot have your cake and eat it

This is sometimes given as: 'You cannot eat your cake and have it.' They both mean the same thing, which is that if a choice has to be made... Read more →