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Proverbs containing the word Mouse

The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken

'Consider the little mouse', wrote Plautus, the Roman dramatist, 'how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one hole only.... Read more →

A lion may come to be beholden to a mouse

There are times when the weak can help the strong. A rich or eminent man should treat a poor or obscure man with consideration, for one day he... Read more →

Don’t make yourself a mouse, or the cat will eat you

If you belittle yourself, people will take advantage of you. Stand up for yourself.

Burn not your house to fright the mouse away

Don’t take extreme measures to get rid of something quite trivial.