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Proverbs containing the word Name

A rose by another name would smell as sweet

It is not what a thing is called that matters, but what it is. The same applies to people The quotation comes from Shakespeare's tragedy,... Read more →

No names, no pack drill

Don't mention names in case anyone suffers. This is an Army saying. Pack drill is a form of punishment for offences against military... Read more →

A good name is sooner lost than won

It takes a long time to build up a good reputation, but this reputation is quickly lost by just one crime or piece of bad behaviour.

Give a dog a bad name and hang him

The phrase 'a bad name' means 'a bad reputation'. However untrue the charges may be, they may ruin a man's reputation and so 'hang him' - that... Read more →