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Glossary A  A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other
 A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept
 A bad excuse is better than none
 A bad penny always turns up
 A bad workman blames his tools
 A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain
 A barking dog never bites

 A best friend is like a four leaf clover, Hard to find and lucky to have
 A bird can sing with a broken wing, but you cant pluck feathers off a frog
 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
 A black plum is as sweet as a white

 A book holds a house of gold
 A book is like a garden carried in the pocket
 A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it
 A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor
 A camel is a horse designed by a committee

 A cat has nine lives
 A cat may look at a king
 A cat may look at a Queen
 A celebrity is someone who works hard all his life to become known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized
 A chain is no stronger than its weakest link
 A change is as good as a rest
 A child is a person who can dismantle in 5 minutes the toy it took you 5 hours to put together
 A cold bitter Christmas, a fat churchyard
 A constant guest is never welcome
 A creaking door hangs longest
 A crowd is not company
 A danger foreseen is half avoided
 A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy
 A Deaf Husband and a Blind Wife are Always a Happy Couple
 A dog who attends a flea circus most likely will steal the whole show
 A drop of ink may make a million think
 A drowning man will clutch at straws
 A fair exchange is no robbery
 A faithful friend is a medicine for life
 A fly will not get into a closed mouth
 A fool and his money are soon parted
 A fool at forty is a fool indeed
 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions
 A fool gives; a wise man takes
 A Fool May Give a Wise Man Counsel
 A fool will laugh when he is drowning
 A friend in need is a friend indeed
 A friend is not so soon gotten as lost
 A friend to all is a friend to none
 A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread
 A gentleman without an estate is a pudding without suet
 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath
 A golden key opens all doors
 A good beginning makes a good ending
 A good conscience is the best divinity
 A good denial, the best point in law
 A Good Example is the Best Sermon
 A good lawyer must be a great liar
 A good man is hard to find
 A good mate is the road map for the spaghetti junction of life
 A good name is better than a good face
 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold
 A Good Tongue is a Good Weapon
 A good tree brings forth good fruit
 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret
 A gossips mouth is the devils postbag
 A great dowry is a bed full of brambles
 A Growing Youth Has a Wolf in His Belly
 A guilty conscience needs no accuser
 A hairy man is a happy man, a hairy wife is a witch
 A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains
 A happy heart is better than a full purse
 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit
 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones
 A heavy purse gives to a light heart
 A hedge between keeps friendship green
 A helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve
 A house is not a home
 A huge part of real love is constant forgiveness
 A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
 A lender nor borrower be
 A leopard cannot change its spots
 A little of what you fancy does you good
 A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end - and in the meantime it is good to drink a sip of vodka
 A man in love is a fool, and an old man in love is the greatest fool of all
 A man is at his tallest when he stoops to help a child
 A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words
 A man is known by the company he keeps
 A Man of Words and Not of Deeds is Like a Garden Full of Weeds
 A man that breaks his word bids other be false to him
 A man walks, God places the feet
 A miss is as good as a mile
 A miss is as good as a mr
 A new broom sweeps clean
 A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners
 A nod is as good as a wink to a blind man
 A penny always turns up
 A person who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on
 A picture paints a thousand words
 A place for everything and everything in its place
 A positive pessimist is better than a negative optimist
 A problem is a chance for you to do your best
 A problem shared is a problem halved
 A proverb is a true word
 A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives
 A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day
 A reed before the wind lives on, while might oaks do fall
 A rolling stone gathers no moss
 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops
 A scalded cat fears cold water
 A short absence quickens love, a long absence kills it
 A slap on the back is only a few inches away from a kick in the butt
 A slip of the tongue is no fault of the mind and he who laughs is very unkind
 A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den
 A Small Spark Makes a Great Fire
 A soft answer turneth away wrath
 A sprat to catch a mackerel
 A spy with flatulence will always blow his cover
 A squirrel is just a rat with good PR
 A stitch in time saves nine
 A tidy house holds a bored woman
 A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men
 A watched pot never boils
 A whistling women and a crowing hen are neither fit for God or men
 A wise head keeps a still tongue
 A wise son brings joy to his father,but a foolish son grief to his mother
 A wonder lasts but nine days
 A worry shared is a worry halved
 Aaah, a man who runs through airport swing-doors is going to Bangkok
 Absence makes the heart grow fonder
 Abundance, like want, ruins many
 Accidents happen
 Accidents will happen in the best regulated families
 Actions speak louder than words
 Admiration is the daughter of ignorance
 Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it
 Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows
 After a famine in the stall comes a famine in the hall
 After all is said and done, more is said than done
 After dark all cats are leopards
 After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile
 After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box
 After the storm comes the calm
 Age before beauty
 Age has no friend but the wrinkles of the mind
 Age is a very high price to pay for maturity
 Agree, For The Law is Costly
 All are not cooks that walk with long knives
 All beginning is difficult The first million is the hardest
 All good things come to he who waits
 All good things must come to an end
 All is for the best in the best of the possible worlds
 All lay loads on a willing horse!
 All roads lead to Rome
 All sunshine makes a desert
 All that glisters is not gold
 All the world loves a lover
 All things are possible with god
 All things come to those who wait
 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
 All you need is love
 Although the Sun May Shine, Leave Not Thy Cloak at Home
 Always the bridesmaid,never the bride
 An ant may well destroy a whole dam
 An apple a day keeps the doctor at bay
 An apple a day keeps the doctor away
 An English Summer, Three Hot Days and a Thunderstorm
 An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
 An old fox is not easily snared
 An old Ox makes a straight furrow
 An ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept
 Angry Men Make Themselves a Bed of Nettles
 Another day, another dollar
 Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do
 Any port in a storm
 Anybody can make history Only a great man can write it
 Appearances are deceptive
 April is the cruellest month
 Art has no enemy but ignorance
 Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
 As busy as a bee
 as delicate as a baby's eye lashes
 as dirty as a pig
 as dry as chapped lips
 As is the gardener, so is the garden
 As safe as houses
 as soft as velvet
 as strong as love
 As useful as a chocolate fireguard (or teapot)
 as wrinkled as an elephant's hide
 As you make your bed, so must you lie in it
 As you sow, so shall you reap
 Ask a silly question and you get a silly answer
 Ask no questions and hear no lies
 At the end of the game, the King and the pawn go back in the same box
 Attack is the best form of defence
 A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
 A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit.
 A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
 A bargain is a bargain.
 A beggar can never be bankrupt.
 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
 A bird may be known by its song.
 A black hen lays a white egg.
 A blind leader of the blind.
 A blind man would be glad to see.
 A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound.
 A burden of one's own choice is not felt.
 A burnt child dreads the fire.
 A cat in gloves catches no mice.
 A city that parleys is half gotten.
 A civil denial is better than a rude grant.
 A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast.
 A clean hand wants no washing.
 A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.
 A close mouth catches no flies.
 A cock is valiant on his own dunghill.
 A cracked bell can never sound well.
 A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.
 A curst cow has short horns.
 A danger foreseen is half avoided.
 A drop in the bucket.
 A drowning man will catch at a straw.
 A fair face may hide a foul heart.
 A fault confessed is half redressed.
 A fly in the ointment.
 A fool always rushes to the fore.
 A fool and his money are soon parted.
 A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
 A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.
 A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.
 A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
 A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
 A foul morn may turn to a fair day.
 A fox is not taken twice in the same snare.
 A friend in need is a friend indeed.
 A friend is never known till needed.
 A friend to all is a friend to none.
 A friend's frown is better than a foe's smile.
 A good anvil does not fear the hammer.
 A good beginning is half the battle.
 A good beginning makes a good ending.
 A good deed is never lost.
 A good dog deserves a good bone.
 A good example is the best sermon.
 A good face is a letter of recommendation.
 A good Jack makes a good Jill.
 A good marksman may miss.
 A good name is better than riches.
 A good name is sooner lost than won.
 A good name keeps its luster in the dark.
 A good wife makes a good husband.
 A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.
 A great fortune is a great slavery.
 A great ship asks deep waters.
 A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
 A hard nut to crack.
 A heavy purse makes a light heart.
 A hedge between keeps friendship green.
 A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
 A hungry belly has no ears.
 A hungry man is an angry man.
 A Jack of all trades is master of none.
 A Joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
 A lawyer never goes to law himself.
 A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.
 A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
 A lie begets a lie.
 A light purse is a heavy curse.
 A light purse makes a heavy heart.
 A little body often harbours a great soul.
 A little fire is quickly trodden out.
 A man can die but once.
 A man can do no more than he can.
 A man is known by the company he keeps.
 A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
 A miserly father makes a prodigal son.
 A miss is as good as a mile.
 A new broom sweeps clean.
 A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
 A penny saved is a penny gained.
 A penny soul never came to two pence.
 A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
 A round peg in a square hole.
 A shy cat makes a proud mouse.
 A silent fool is counted wise.
 A small leak will sink a great ship.
 A soft answer turns away wrath.
 A sound mind in a sound body.
 A stitch in time saves nine.
 A storm in a teacup.
 A tattler is worse than a thief.
 A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
 A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.
 A threatened blow is seldom given.
 A tree is known by its fruit.
 A wager is a fool's argument.
 A watched pot never boils.
 A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
 A wolf in sheep's clothing.
 A wonder lasts but nine days.
 A word is enough to the wise.
 A word spoken is past recalling.
 Actions speak louder than words.
 Adversity is a great schoolmaster.
 Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
 After a storm comes a calm.
 After dinner comes the reckoning.
 After dinner sit (sleep) a while, after supper walk a mile.
 After rain comes fair weather.
 After us the deluge.
 Agues come on horseback, but go away on foot.
 All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?
 All are not friends that speak us fair.
 All are not hunters that blow the horn.
 All are not merry that dance lightly.
 All are not saints that go to church.
 All asses wag their ears.
 All bread is not baked in one oven.
 All cats are grey in the dark (in the night).
 All covet, all lose.
 All doors open to courtesy.
 All is fish that comes to his net.
 All is not lost that is in peril.
 All is well that ends well.
 All lay load on the willing horse.
 All men can't be first.
 All men can't be masters.
 All promises are either broken or kept.
 All roads lead to Rome.
 All sugar and honey.
 All that glitters is not gold.
 All things are difficult before they are easy.
 All truths are not to be told.
 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
 Among the blind the one-eyed man is king.
 An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
 An ass in a lion's skin.
 An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
 An ass loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle.
 An empty hand is no lure for a hawk.
 An empty sack cannot stand upright.
 An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel.
 An evil chance seldom comes alone.
 An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.
 An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
 An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
 An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
 An oak is not felled at one stroke.
 An old dog barks not in vain.
 An open door may tempt a saint.
 An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
 An ox is taken by the horns and a man by the tongue.
 An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup.
 Anger and haste hinder good counsel.
 Any port in a storm.
 Appearances are deceitful.
 Appetite comes with eating.
 As drunk as a lord.
 As innocent as a babe unborn.
 As like as an apple to an oyster.
 As like as two peas.
 As old as the hills.
 As plain as the nose on a man's face.
 As plain as two and two make four.
 As snug as a bug in a rug .
 As sure as eggs is eggs.
 As the call, so the echo.
 As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks.
 As the old cock crows, so does the young.
 As the tree falls, so shall it lie.
 As the tree, so the fruit.
 As welcome as flowers in May.
 As welcome as water in one's shoes.
 As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.
 As you brew, so must you drink.
 As you make your bed, so must you lie on it.
 As you sow, so shall you reap.
 Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.
 At the ends of the earth.
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