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Proverbs containing the word Make

Fingers were made before forks

Man used his fingers for eating before forks were invented. The proverb is quoted as an excuse for eating anything in one's fingers instead of... Read more →

Empty vessels make the most sound

Here 'vessels' are metal receptacles such as buckets, oil-drums, and petrol-cans, which, when struck, make more noise when they are empty then... Read more →

Haste makes waste

The more hurry we are in, the more likely we are to drop an egg on the floor or spill the milk. 'Haste makes waste,' runs the old saying, 'and... Read more →

Fine feathers make fine birds

The chaffinch is much more than colourful and attractive than the house of sparrow, yet they are of the same family; they are both finches, and... Read more →

Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you

If you are too obsequious, too servile, other will treat you with contempt. don't be a yes-man.

An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper

A poacher illegally kills and steals animals on someone else's land, and a gamekeeper's job is to stop this from happening. He knows all the... Read more →

The tailor makes the man

Good clothes can make a man look more impressive than he really is. The other proverb that comes immediately to mind is Never Judge by... Read more →

Make haste slowly

Don't do anything in too much of a hurry.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

We feel more affection for our relatives and friends when we are parted from them. A proverb that says just the opposite is Out of sight, out of... Read more →