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Proverbs containing the word Take

Take time by the forelock

Seize the present moment. Old Father Time is represented as being completely bald except for a lock of hair on his forehead. You cannot catch... Read more →

The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken

'Consider the little mouse', wrote Plautus, the Roman dramatist, 'how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one hole only.... Read more →

It takes two to make a quarrel

A quarrel is an angry dispute between two persons. Tom cannot quarrel with himself, nor can he quarrel with Dick if Dick does not wish to... Read more →

It takes all sorts to make a world

We are not all alike. We differ from each other in many ways physically, mentally, and morally. Some of us are good sorts, some of us are bad... Read more →

It is better to give than to take

The source of this is Acts, xx, 35: 'I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring we ought to support the weak, and to remember to words... Read more →

Every man for himself, and the devil take the hindmost

This is a doctrine of self-preservation, which is said to be the first law of nature. As the French say, 'Sauve qui peut' ('Save himself who... Read more →

Don’t take your harp to the party

Don't keep on talking about the same thing or bringing up the same subject. Literally 'to harp' is to play the harp; figuratively 'to harp on'... Read more →

The devil take the hindmost

This is the short version of EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, AND THE DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST.

Take things as you find them

Adapt yourself to new surroundings or conditions. Another way of saying this is When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Take things as they come

Deal with things as they arise.