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Proverbs containing the word Spoil

Too many cooks spoil the broth

Although many hands make light work there should be only one cook in a kitchen. If there are several of them they will disagree with each other,... Read more →

Spare the rod and spoil the child

It does not improve a child's character if he is not punished when he has done wrong. The source is Proverbs, xiii, 24. 'He that spareth his... Read more →

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 →