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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.Rate it:

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sow the wind and reap the whirlwindAlternative form of sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.Rate it:

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sow the wind, reap the whirlwindEvery decision has consequences; a person's actions will come back to him.Rate it:

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you can't make a silk purse of a sow's earIt is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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make a silk purse of a sow's earTo produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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never the twain shall meetUsed to emphasize that two subjects are so different that they cannot coexist or agree with each other.Rate it:

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reap the harvestMy plan for this quarter is to concentrate upon one main item in our brief catalog and hope to reap a harvest from this thrust!Rate it:

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reap the whirlwindEllipsis of sow the wind, reap the whirlwindRate it:

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reap the whirlwindTo suffer bad consequences in one's actions.Rate it:

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reap what one sowsTo receive as a reward or harvest in the same measure as one's exertions, in a good or a bad sense. To receive justice.Rate it:

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seek and ye shall findsomething can be found if it is looked for.Rate it:

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sow one's wild oatsTo indulge in a period of irresponsible behavior, particularly sexually; Often used in reference to young adults or to the recently divorced.Rate it:

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sow one's wild oatsTo spread one's genes around by impregnating many females.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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this too shall passNothing, good or bad, lasts forever. Used to indicate that a current situation or event, no matter how wonderful or horrible it is, will not last forever.Rate it:

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this too shall pass awayAlternative form of this too shall pass.Rate it:

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those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay(archaic) One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.Rate it:

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you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don'tAlternative form of damned if you do, damned if you don'tRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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if they sold it to you, you paid too muchEven when you perceive a good deal, someone is making money off you.Rate it:

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on a cloudy day i saw a rainbow, on the day i saw you , you gave a stormOn better days there's a plot of getting ahead than on a bad day.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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you snooze you loseIf you are not alert and attentive, you will not be successful.Rate it:

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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."Rate it:

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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 soRate it:

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you never know what you've got till it's goneGood friends and acquaintances shouldn't be taken for granted.Rate 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 it for them.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate 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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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 whichRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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do you think you can walkAsked to find out whether an ill or wounded person is able to walk or needs to sit down or lie down.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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I have to love you and leave youUsed as an affectionate way of saying goodbyeRate it:

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I'll see you and raise youUsed to accept a bet, and at the same time raise the stakes.Rate it:

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I'll see you and raise youMore generally, used when someone produces or reveals something. One says this to announce they will answer by producing or revealing something of their own, usually greater in significance.Rate it:

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if you lie with dogs you will get fleasIt is important whom to choose as one's closest acquanitances.Rate it:

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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.Rate it:

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if you snooze, you loseA figure of speech, relative to remaining alert in any agenda, active project, or important action.Rate it:

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if you're not Dutch, you're not muchThe Dutch culture is vastly superior to all other cultures in existence.Rate it:

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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 knowRate it:

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let the door hit you where the good Lord split youA command that another person leave, thereby impliedly having the door hit them on the buttocks as they pass through it.Rate it:

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life is like a s*** sandwich the more bread you have the less s*** you eatThe main point is bread is slang for money so money makes your sandwich a little less repulsive and your life a little less well whateverRate it:

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see you when I see youUsed as a farewell, when the next time the speaker and interlocutor will meet is not known.Rate it:

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