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Proverbs containing the word Every

There’s a black sheep in every flock

This implies that there is a scoundrel in every family – a ne'er-do-well who is a is a disgrace to his parents and relatives.

There are two sides to every question

In any argument or difference of opinion, neither side is entirely in the wrong. Much may be said on both sides.

There are tricks in every trade

Here 'tricks' are not crafty or deceitful or deceitful, but ways of doing something successfully. To know the tricks of the trade is to have... Read more →

In a calm sea every man is a pilot

We are all ready to do the other fellow's job – or offer advice – when there is no risk attached, but we are not so eager to volunteer when... 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.

Fortune knocks at least once at every man’s gate

Opportunity comes to everyone at least once, and when it does come we should seize it, for Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait

It doesn’t do to be too curious or inquisitive.

Every why has a wherefore

There is a reason for everything.

Every oak must be an acorn

Everything has to have a small beginning, so don’t be discouraged by your own smallness.

Every medal has two sides

And so has every argument. The phrase 'the reverse of the medal' means 'the other side of the question'.