This is a saying among card-players. Those who win in the early stages of the game usually finish up as losers.
Proverbs with the word Lose
The proprietor of a fair ground does not mind running his swings at a loss if his roundabouts bring him in a handsome profit. He can afford to... Read more →
It doesn't do to be too curious or inquisitive. The proverb is a quotation from The Lucky Chance, a play by Aprah Behn. The reference is, of... Read more →
The facts of a story are usually improved upon in the telling. Lies are condoned by Pooh-Bah in The Mikado as 'merely corroborative detail,... Read more →
Don’t be avaricious. If you are too greedy you will lose even what you already have. The dog in the fable was carrying a piece of meat across... Read more →
It takes a long time to build up a good reputation, but this reputation is quickly lost by just one crime or piece of bad behaviour. It often... Read more →
It is worth sacrificing a little in order to gain a great deal more. Here the fly is the bait on the angler's hook. This proverbs means the same... Read more →
This warns us against wasting time on trivial aspects of a matter, because in doing so we may neglect the essential matter itself.