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Proverbs containing the word Excuse

Excusatio non petita accusatio manifesta

The word-for-word translation is: An excuse that has not been sought [is] an obvious accusation. It's English equivalent is: 'He who excuses... Read more →

Qui s’excuse, s’accuse

This French proverb that means the same as: He who excuses himself accuses himself. In other words, the more excuses you make for yourself, the... Read more →

An ill payer never wants an excuse

Here 'wants' means 'lacks'. A man who keeps his creditors waiting always has an excuse ready for not paying their bills.

He who excuses himself accuses himself

We suspect that the person who makes too many excuses because he is probably covering up his ill actions. It is better to admit a thing frankly... Read more →