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a watched pot never boilsA process appears to go more slowly if one waits for it rather than engaging in other activities.Rate it:

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a watched kettle never boilsAlternative form of a watched pot never boils.Rate it:

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le pot de terre contre le pot de ferSe dit d’un homme sans appui, qui a un démêlé avec un homme puissant.Rate it:

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never say neverAnything can happen; a certain option should not be totally dismissed.Rate it:

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à tel pot, telle loucheÀ chaque problème, sa solution.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe disait, au jeu de colin-maillard, pour avertir celui qui a les yeux bandés qu’il court le risque de se heurter contre quelque chose.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe dit pour annoncer qu’il y a, dans une affaire, quelque inconvénient, quelque danger à prévoir.Rate it:

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go to potTo come to a bad end.Rate it:

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go to potTo decline or deteriorate.Rate it:

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hi pot, meet kettleUsed to draw attention to hypocrisy.Rate it:

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keep the pot boilingTo keep going on actively, as in certain games.Rate it:

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melting potCome together and are homogenized.Rate it:

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on fait de bonne soupe dans un vieux potLes vieilles choses ne laissent pas de servir.Rate it:

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pot calling the kettle blackA situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.Rate it:

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pot upTo put into a potRate it:

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pot, meet kettleUsed to draw attention to hypocrisy.Rate it:

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shit or get off the potTo choose between taking action now, or foregoing the opportunity until a later date.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo increase a wager.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo make something more desirable.Rate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat around the bush.Rate it:

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un pot fêlé dure longtempsIl arrive quelquefois qu’une personne vive longtemps, quoique infirme et valétudinaire.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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never in a month of sundaysAt no time whatsoever.Rate it:

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never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate it:

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well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate 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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never in a million yearsAbsolutely not.Rate it:

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never leave anybody outNever forget a person dead or aliveRate 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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nearly never bulled a cow(Irish) Near enough is not good enough.Rate it:

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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA refusal to explain how one accomplished something impressive.Rate it:

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always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:

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always the bridesmaid, never the brideAlternative form of always a bridesmaid, never a brideRate it:

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apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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barking dogs never biteAlternative form of barking dogs seldom bite.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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first of neverA nonexisting day; a day that will never come.Rate it:

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I never didAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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I thought you'd never askan answer of acceptance to an eagerly-awaited questionRate it:

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I've never heard it called that beforeUsed to draw attention to a possible double entendre in the immediately preceding utterance of another speaker.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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it's never too late to mendYouRate it:

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lightning never strikes twice in the same placeA lucky or unusual event is unlikely to occur again in the same way.Rate it:

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