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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.
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you snooze you loseIf you are not alert and attentive, you will not be successful.
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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.
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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."
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as you sow, so shall you reapThe personal consequences of one's actions are in proportion to the good or bad intentions towards others.
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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.
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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.
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don't zig when you should zag, once you find true love.Make the right steps and not the wrong ones when you have someone who loves you and/or you are in a relationship, in order to keep love and not lose it.
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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.
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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.
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if you lie with dogs you will get fleasIt is important whom to choose as one's closest acquanitances.
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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.
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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you know
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once you go black, you never go backAn expression assuming that once a person of another race gets in a sexual relationship with a black person they won't return to their own race.
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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.
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that which doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.
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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you takeAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.
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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.
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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.
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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you takeAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.
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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.
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what doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.
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what you see is what you getThe image corresponds to the reality.
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what you see is what you getThe screen image resembles the printed output.
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wherever you go, there you are(colloquial, clich
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you are what you eatIf you eat well, you will be well; but if you eat badly you will feel bad
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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.
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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause which
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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say so
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you make the bed you lie inA person's circumstances are normally the result of his or her own actions.
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you never know what you've got till it's goneGood friends and acquaintances shouldn't be taken for granted.
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you only get what you giveThere is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.
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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.
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don't shit where you eat(idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.2006 Sept. 19, Michael Musto, "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.
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if you want a thing done well, do it yourselfIt is better to do something oneself, than rely on others to do it well.
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what's eating youWhat is annoying or bothering you?.
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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.
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you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.
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because you touch yourself at nightUsed to humourously deflect a request for a reason.
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you can say that againThat is very true.
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you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omeletteIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.
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are you deafUsed other than as an idiom: see are, you, deaf.
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are you deafA rhetorical question asked to confront a nondeaf interlocutor who has been rudely neglecting to hear something.
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are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.
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as you knowas it is already known.
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back at youUsed to return a greeting.
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