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By John Simpson, Jennifer Speake

This exact and authoritative dictionary includes over 1,100 of the main familiar proverbs in English and makes use of examine from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's biggest language databank. This variation has been revised and entirely up to date and contains quite a few fullyyt new entries. It additionally gains increased assurance of international language proverbs at the moment in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of utilization, together with the earliest written facts of its use, this A-Z guide

provides an intensive - and interesting - heritage for each access. prepared in A-Z layout and with an invaluable thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is perfect for looking and ideally fitted for speedy reference. lookup your outdated favourites, study punchy new expressions to get your element throughout, and find

the resolution to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: locate proverbs suitable to each element of lifestyles during this pleasing and informative assortment.

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Go and see a doctor right away. 2002 Country Life 14 Feb. 51 No-one should underestimate the pain and suffering caused. However, the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] has to recognise that, even in this determinedly scapegoat society, accidents do happen. misfortune There is no ACCOUNTING for tastes It is impossible to explain why different people like different things (especially things that do not appeal to the speaker). Also now in the form there is no accounting for taste. The saying is a version of the Latin tag de gustibus non est disputandum, there is no disputing about tastes.

An APPLE a day keeps the doctor away 1866 Notes & Queries 3rd Ser. IX. ’ 1913 E. M. WRIGHT Rustic Speech xiv. ); or as the more popular version runs: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 2001 Times 12 Dec. 2 Have you resolved to be a well person?.. Do you eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away? doctors; health The APPLE never falls far from the tree Apparently of Eastern origin, it is frequently used to assert the continuity of family characteristics. Quot. 1839 implies return to one’s original home.

1939 W. S. MAUGHAM Christmas Holiday x. Accidents will happen in the best regulated families, and.. if you find you’ve got anything the matter with you,.. go and see a doctor right away. 2002 Country Life 14 Feb. 51 No-one should underestimate the pain and suffering caused. However, the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] has to recognise that, even in this determinedly scapegoat society, accidents do happen. misfortune There is no ACCOUNTING for tastes It is impossible to explain why different people like different things (especially things that do not appeal to the speaker).

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