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Proverbs containing the word Roost

The highest branch is not the safest roost

This is the penalty of greatness. When a man is at the top of his profession he is said to be 'at the top of the tree'. In consequence he has... Read more →

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost

Here 'come home to roost' means 'recoil upon the originator', just as when a stone thrown up into the air comes down on the head of the thrower.... Read more →