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Proverbs containing the word Pour

Pouring oil on the fire is not the way to quench it

If you wish to pacify someone who has lost his temper, don't say anything that it's likely to make them even more angrier.

It never rains but it pours

In modern English this would read, 'It never rains without pouring.' The meaning is that events, especially misfortunes, always come... Read more →

Don’t pour out the dirty water before you have clean

In countries where water is in short supply it has to be carefully and sparingly used. By extension the proverb means that you should not... Read more →