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Proverbs containing the word Sheep

There’s a black sheep in every flock

This implies that there is a scoundrel in every family – a ne'er-do-well who is a is a disgrace to his parents and relatives.

It is no use spoiling the ship for a ha’p’orth of tar

This teaches the folly of false economy; of failing to achieve one's purpose by trying to save in a small detail; of marring an effect in order... Read more →

It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor

Never confide in anyone unless you are sure that he will respect your confidence and will not turn to his own advantage what you have said to... Read more →

As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb

In olden times a person found guilty of sheep-stealing was sentenced to death because stealing a lamb was as great a crime as stealing a sheep... Read more →

If one sheep leaps over the ditch, all the rest will follow

It is in the nature of seep to follow each other, yet there must be one sheep braver that the rest, one that has to set an example before they... Read more →