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Proverbs containing the word Many

Too many cooks spoil the broth

Although many hands make light work there should be only one cook in a kitchen. If there are several of them they will disagree with each other,... Read more →

There’s many a true word spoken in jest

Remarks not meant to be taken seriously frequently turn out to be true. For example: 'That's a nice car you've got there, Frank,' said his... Read more →

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip

Dr brewer recounts the story of Ancaeus, the helmsman of Jason's ship Argo in Greek mythology. 'He was told by a slave that he would never live... Read more →

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle

A man's capabilities do not depend on his age.

Success has many friends

Those who have won big prizes in the pools will doubtless agree with this! From the social rather than the financial angle, a successful man... Read more →

So many countries, so many customs

Every nationality, has its own way of life and standard of behaviour.

One lie makes many

The telling of the one lie forces us to tell more lies, and so we become more and more deeply involved.

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough

The fact that they would be accused of cowardice if they showed signs of it in a dangerous emergency is enough to make most people act bravely,... Read more →

Many kiss the hand they wish to cut off

Don't be deceived by mere politeness, as people are often polite to those they intend to harm. Chaucer refers to 'the smiler with the knife... Read more →

Many hands make light work

The more people there are to carry out a task, the less each has to do, and the more quickly is the work finished. It has been said that this... Read more →