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Proverbs containing the word Make

Don’t make yourself a mouse, or the cat will eat you

If you belittle yourself, people will take advantage of you. Stand up for yourself.

Don’t make a rod for your own back

Don't make a stick with which you yourself may be beaten. In other words, don't  do anything that may get you into trouble later on. 'When I... Read more →

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill

Don't make a fuss about nothing. Don't turn a trifling matter into a major disaster. 'You've absolutely ruined my new dress by spilling that... Read more →

Custom makes all things easy

This means the same as practice makes perfect.

The cowl does not make the monk

A cowl is a long cloak with a hood that covers the head of the wearer. The proverb means that the wearing of such a garment does not turn a... Read more →

Clothes do not make the man

It is what is behind the man - that is, his character - that really matters. On the other hand, this is contradicted by The tailor makes the man... Read more →

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it

Should you make your bad badly, you will probably have an uncomfortable night, for which you will have only yourself to blame. In much the same... Read more →

The end makes all equal

There can be no such distinctions as wealth, poverty, greatness, humbleness among the dead. When dead we lose all our worldly attributes. In... Read more →

You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

Dr Brewer had this to say: 'You must have the necessary materials of facilities before you can make or do what you are expected to ... A sow's... Read more →

You cannot make a crab walk straight

This warns us never to attempt the impossible. You can no more make a grab walk any way but sideways than you can change a person's character.