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You never know what you've got till it's gone. When in Rome do as the Romans do. (or more, commonly, just When in Rome...) We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams. The truth shall set you free, or The truth will set you free. Owt for nowt, and a penny change.
Possible Interpretation: You can achieve something in a variety of methods. Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll no' steal when he's old. Liquor before beer and you're in the clear. Beer before liquor and you'll never be sicker.
prevention is better than cure The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Behind every good man, is a woman. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat. Rule #1: Dad is always right. Rule #2: If dad is wrong, refer to rule #1. Home is where the heart is. Meaning: Admit it when there is some good in an adversary. Alternate version: In for a dime, in for a dollar. Possible Interpretation: Seize the moment. Take the opportunity now; don't waste it.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Where's there's muck, there's brass Kill two birds with one stone. Let sleeping dogs lie. (Cf. Agatha Christie's Sleeping Murder.)
Fretting cares make g Possible Interpretation: All style and no substance. Vengeance is a dish best served cold. God blesses a drunk. A woman's work is never done.



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