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Proverbs containing the word Fire

Where is smoke there is fire

This refers to rumours, the argument being that all rumours are based on fact; that although some may doubt the accuracy of a report that is ... Read more →

There is no smoke without fire

This refers to rumours, the argument being that all rumours are based on fact; that although some may doubt the accuracy of a report that is... Read more →

Pouring oil on the fire is not the way to quench it

If you wish to pacify someone who has lost his temper, don't say anything that it's likely to make them even more angrier.

Don’t have too many irons in the fire

If we attempt to do to much at once, we shall not do anything properly, because He who begins many things, finishes but few. In the old days... Read more →

A burnt child dreads the fire

Once he has burnt himself he is very careful to see that it doesn’t happen again. Any such painful experience is not soon forgotten.