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Proverbs starting with B

1: Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune .
implies that:

2: Back talk
states:

3: Backseat driver
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4: Bad aid solution
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5: Bad apple
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6: Bad beginnings lead to bad results.
said to mean that:

7: Bad faith
said when:

8: Bad money drives out good.
states that:

9: Bad news has wings.
denotes that:

10: Bad things come in threes
a superstition :

11: Bad to the bone
said for :

12: Bail someone out
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13: Bare minimum
meaning:

14: Barefaced lie
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15: Bark is worse than bite
meaning that:

16: Barking dogs seldom bite.
means that:

17: bat an eye
meaning:

18: Be carefull what you pray for, you might get it.
warning that:

19: Be just before you are generous.
used to say that:

20: Be on the safe side
meaning that you must:

21: Be slow to promise and quick to perform.
advices:

22: Be swift to hear and slow to speak.
said to mean that:

23: Be what you would seem to be.
it means that:

24: Bear and forbear.
means that:

25: Beat the band
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26: Beauty draws with a single hair.
denotes that:

27: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
means that:

28: Beauty is only skin deep.
means that:

29: Beauty lies in lover’s eyes.
means that:

30: Because a man is born in a stable that does not make him a horse.
suggests that:

31: Before one can say Jack Robinson.
said when:

32: Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him.
it means that:

33: Beggars can’t be choosers.
it means that:

34: Beggars cannot be choosers.
advices that:

35: Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see.
advices that:

36: Best defense is offense.
suggests that:

37: Best things in life are free.
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38: Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.
means that:

39: Better a lean peace than a fat victory.
meaning that:

40: Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
signify that :

41: Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
suggests that:

42: Better an open enemy than a false friend.
meaning:

43: Better are small fish than an empty dish.
suggests that:

44: Better be alone than in bad company.
states that:

45: Better be born lucky than rich.
expresses that:

46: Better be envied than pitied.
indicates that:

47: Better be safe than sorry.
suggests that:

48: Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
means that:

49: Better brain than brawn.
suggests that:

50: Better deny at once than promise long.
advices that:

51: Better die standing than live kneeling.
suggests that:

52: Better give a shilling than lend a half-crown.
signifies that:

53: Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt,
suggests that:

54: Better late than never.
suggests that:

55: Better lose a jest than a friend.
expresses that:

56: Better one house spoiled than two
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57: Better one-eyed than stone-blind.
states that:

58: Better out than in.
advices that:

59: Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.
signifies that:

60: Better the foot slip than the tongue.
expresses that:

61: Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick.
states that:

62: Better to do well than to say well
idiom meaning that:

63: Better to light a candle than to curse the darkeness.
suggests that:

64: Better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.
means that:

65: Better to marry than to burn
advices that is:

66: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
suggests that:

67: Better to wear out than to rust out.
claims that :

68: Better unborn than untaught.
emphasizes:

69: Better untaught than ill-taught.
suggests that:

70: Better wed over the mixen than over the moor.
it is:

71: Between the devil and the deep sea.
used when:

72: Between the upper and nether millstone.
used when:

73: Between two evils it is not worth choosing.
suggests that:

74: Between two stools one falls to the ground.
refers to:

75: Beware of a silent dog and still water.
it is believed:

76: Big fish eat little fish.
means that:

77: Big fleas have little fleas upon their back to bite them, and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
means that:

78: Bind the sack before it be full.
advices to:

79: Birds of a feather flock together.
means that:

80: Blessed is he who expects nothting, for he shall never be disappointed.
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81: Blessings brighten as they take their flight.
expresses that:

82: Blind men can judge no colours.
means that:

83: Blood is thicker than water.
means that:

84: Blood is thicker than water.
declares that:

85: Blood will have bloods.
suggests that:

86: Blood will tell.
states that:

87: Borrowed garments never fit well.
expresses that:

88: Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better.
indicates that:

89: Brave men leaved and before Agamemnon.
but:

90: Brevity is the soul of wit.
means that:

91: Brevity is the soul of wit.
declares that:

92: Burn not your house to fright the mouse away
advices:

93: Burn the candle at both ends
said for :

94: Business before pleasure.
expression empphasizing :

95: By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
suggests that:

96: By hook or by crook.
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