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Proverbs containing the word Go

The weakest goes to the wall

To 'go to the wall' is to be thrust aside. In the battle for survival it is the weak who suffer most.

Lightly come, lightly go

This means the same as easy come, easy go.

Let not your wits go wool-gathering

Don't allow your mind to wander. Think what you are doing. Literally, to go wool-gathering is to go hither and thither collecting fragments of... Read more →

Let not the sun go down on your wrath

If you are angry with anybody, don't let your bitter feelings last overnight. The source is Ephesians, iv, 26.

It is love that makes the world go round

Love brings children into the world and so keeps human life from becoming extinct.

If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain

If you are unable to get your own way, you must bow to the inevitable. 'I know I refused to do it, but somebody's got to, so if no one else will... Read more →

The shoemaker’s children go barefoot

A skilled or knowledgeable person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise because he is keen on selling what he... Read more →

The pitcher goes so often to the well that it is broken at last

This means that long-continued success ends at length in failure; and that long-continued impunity ends at length in punishment. However many... Read more →

Easy come, easy go

Those who get money without effort usually squander it. 'Young Willis inherited ten thousand pounds less than two years ago, and now he hasn't a... Read more →