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Proverbs containing the word Use

Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it

If you keep a seemingly useless thing for a long enough time, you will probably have some occasion to use it during that time. The proverb does... Read more →

Sweet are the use of adversity

Misfortunes can sometimes be a blessing in disguise. In Shakespeare's As You Like It, the exiled duke in he forest of Arden finds he has much to... 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 →

It is no use crying over spilt milk

It was a great pity that it happened, but there's nothing we can do about it now. Don't bewail the past. What's done cannot be undone.