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Proverbs containing the word Ship

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 →

Rats desert a sinking ship

We use this proverb in referring to those why are the first to seek safety when danger threatens, or to fade away at the first sight of trouble.