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Proverbs containing the word Nine

A wonder lasts but nine days

A nine day's wonder is an event that attracts much attention, but is soon forgotten. Dr Brewer divides the nine days into 'three days'... Read more →

A stitch in time saves nine

By repairing a small tear now we avoid the necessity of repairing a large tear later on. In the same way, prompt action at an early stage may... Read more →

Possession is nine points of the law

We use this to mean that even though full legal right to a thing has not been established, he who is in possession of it has a far greater right... Read more →

A cat has nine lives

This is another way of saying that a cat is much more likely to escape death then are most animals. It is too wily and agile to be taken by... Read more →