Proverbs with the word Black

A black hen lays a white egg

The proverb “A black hen lays a white egg” is an old saying that has been used since the 16th century to convey the idea that something... Read more →

Two blacks do not make a white

Your faults are not excused by the faults of somebody else. 'Jack often travels on the train without a ticket, so why shouldn't I? 'Just... Read more →

There’s a black sheep in every flock

This implies that there is a scoundrel in every family – a ne'er-do-well who is a is a disgrace to his parents and relatives.

The devil is not so black as he is painted

No one is wholly bad, and when we think that someone has been blamed too much we use this proverb. 'I agree with you up the a post, but don't be... Read more →

The pot called the kettle black

A person tends to blame another for the faults he has himself. The soot from an open fire blackens the kooking utensils placed upon it, and the... Read more →