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Life is just a bowl of cherries

Life is full of happiness and pleasure

Like a bull in a china shop

A clumsy or tactless person

Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted

Once a mistake has been made or an error committed, it's too late to take precautions to prevent it from happening.

The longest day must have an end

All difficult jobs or situations also have an end.

Losers weepers, finders keepers

If someone loses something, he weeps -- but if someone finds it, he keeps it.

Love me, love my dog

If we want a person's friendship we must accept him totally, faults and all.

Many hands make light work

Many people sharing a job or tasks make easier work of it.

The mountain labors and brings forth a mouse

To work hard and long on a project that turns out to be pretty useless.

Opportunity only knocks once

Seize an opportunity when it occurs for it may never happen again.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure

It is even better to be cautious and prevent a misfortune or an accident from happening.

Possession is nine points of the law

In disputes over property ownership, the person in possession of something is sometimes said to have nine-tenths a chance of winning it in a legal argument

Promises are like pie crust

Most promises cannot be kept

Put a quart into a pint pot

  Doing something that's impossible

The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike

  No matter how good or bad a person, he must still face the everyday problems that confront us all.

The sins of the fathers will be visited upon the children

  People will be punished for the wrongs committed by their parents, forefathers, or those who have preceded them.

Someone's bark is worse than his bite

  People sometimes bark but in time we learn they're not always as frightening as they seem.

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

  To do something unworthy just because it gives you the pleasure

A stitch in time saves nine

  By taking immediate action we can prevent a fault, damage or trouble from getting worse

A straw will show which way the wind blows

  A small incident can reveal an important event
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Teach an old dog new tricks

  It is impossible to change someone's ways or habits, especially if he is old and resists change

That's where the shoe pinches

  That's the source or cause of a problem or an annoyance

There are none so blind as those that will not see

  People ,who never admit they might be wrong, refuse to listen to the opinions or ideas of anyone

There are none so deaf as those who will not hear

  People sometimes hear only what they want to hear

There's more than one way to skin a cat

  There is more than one way of getting a job done

The thin end of the wedge

  That something can appear to be small and of no particular importance - yet it can turn out to be the beginning of a major problem.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

  It means that though something beautiful may not last, the happy memory of it will live forever.

Time heals old wounds

  The passing of time helps us to forget things that have caused us pain or made us unhappy.

The truth will out

  Truth about something will eventually be discovered or made known

Turn up like a bad penny

  Something or someone disliked just won't go away
Two wrongs do not make a right   If a person does something to harm or offend us, that's wrong. If we do something to harm them back, that's wrong too.

Uneasy is the head that wears the crown

  Notable or important people are often concerned about losing their positions.

Waste not, want not

  If we're careful and waste nothing we'll never go without things we need.

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach

  Most men love to eat so feed your husband well and he will always love you.

Wear out one's welcome

  One is no longer welcome, usually because he has become a nuisance
When poverty comes in the door, love flies out the window   As soon as a happily married couple begin having financial problems and the bills pile up their love will disappear.

Who keeps company with wolves, will learn to howl

  If we associate with bad companions we, too, will become bad

You pays your money and you takes your chances

  A humorous way of saying that we sometimes must trust in luck when buying something.

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them

  If you are rich and successful, you will attract many friends, but if you should suffer hardship or have misfortune ( adversity ), your friends will quickly depart.

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