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Proverbs containing the word Turn

The tounge ever turns to the aching tooth

Similarly do our thoughts keep on coming back to something that is worrying us.

A soft answer turneth away wrath

The source of this is Proverbs, xv, 1: 'A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.' If anyone loses his temper and... Read more →

It’s a long lane that has no turning

Bad times don't go on for ever. Sooner or later things will improve.

Even a worm will turn

Metaphorically¬† worm is an insignificant or contemptible person. Meek and humble as he is, however, he will resist or retaliate if pushed too... Read more →

One good turn deserves another

If someone has done you a kindness, you should do him a kindness in return. A boy was once able to help a circus elephant by stopping another... Read more →