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Proverbs starting with T

1: Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
states that:

2: Take us as you find us.
declares that:

3: Tall oaks grow from little acorns.
said to mean that:

4: Tarred with the same brush.
describes :

5: Tastes differ.
said to mean that:

6: Tell tales out of school.
said when:

7: Tell that to the marines.
used when:

8: That cock won’t fight.
describes :

9: That’s a horse of another colour.
means:

10: That’s where the shoe pinches!
expresses that:

11: The apple never falls far from the tree.
declares that :

12: The beggar may sing before the thief.
said to mean that:

13: The best advice is found on the pillow.
used to say that:

14: The best fish swim near the bottom.
means that:

15: The best helping hand is at the end of your sleeve.
states that:

16: The best is the enemy of the good.
means that:

17: the best of both worlds
expression said when:

18: The best of friends must part.
indicates that:

19: The best of men are but men at best.
meaning that:

20: The best things in life are free.
question:

21: The bleating of the kid excites the tiger.
means that:

22: The bread never falls but on its buttered side.
suggests that:

23: The buck stops here
said to mean:

24: The busiest men have the most leisure.
suggests that:

25: The buyer has need of a hundred eyes, the seller but one.
indicates that:

26: The cap fits.
said to mean that:

27: The caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf who keeps the caribou strong.
said to mean that:

28: The cat would eat fish and would not wet her paws.
said to mean that:

29: The city for wealth, the country for health
used to say that:

30: The cobbler should stick to his last.
said to mean that:

31: The cobbler’s wife is the worst shod.
indicating that:

32: The company makes the feast
proposes that:

33: The cowl does not make the monk
signifies that:

34: The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
hoping that :

35: The darkest place is under the candlestick.
said to mean that:

36: The devil can quote scriptures for his ownh ends
said to mean that:

37: The devil finds work for idle hands to do
suggests that:

38: The devil has the best tunes
said when:

39: The devil is in the details
indicates that:

40: The devil is not so black as he is painted.
said for :

41: The devil knows many things because he is old.
said to mean that:

42: The devil looks after his own.
suggests that:

43: The devil lurks behind the cross.
suggests that:

44: The devil's children have the Devil's luck
points out that :

45: The die is cast.
said to mean that:

46: The dog returns to its vomit
means that:

47: The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.
said for :

48: The Dutch have taken Holland.
responce to :

49: The early bird catches the worm.
advices to:

50: The early man never borrows from the late man
suggests that:

51: The end crows the work
means that:

52: The end justifies the means.
suggests that:

53: The enemy of my enemy is my friend
:

54: The exception proves the rule.
used to mean that:

55: The eye of the master does more work than both his hands
states that:

56: The face is the index of the mind.
meaning that:

57: The fat is in the fire.
used to mean that:

58: The first blow is half the battle.
said to mean that:

59: The furthest way about is the nearest way home.
used to say that:

60: The game is not worth the candle..
meaning:

61: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
means that:

62: The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail.
is said for:

63: The last drop makes the cup run over.
said to mean that:

64: The last straw breaks the camel’s back.
indicates that:

65: The man who has once been bitten by a snake fears every piece of rope.
means that:

66: The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
meaning:

67: The moon does not heed the barking of dogs.
is said for:

68: The more the merrier.
expression meaning that :

69: The morning sun never lasts a day.
signifies:

70: The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.
used to say that:

71: The pitcher goes often to the well but is broken at last.
meaning:

72: The pot calls the kettle black.
said for :

73: The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
said to mean that:

74: The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.
used for:

75: The receiver is as bad as the thief.
said to mean that:

76: The remedy is worse than the disease.
used to express that:

77: The rotten apple injures its neighbours.
said to mean that:

78: The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
said when:

79: The tailor makes the man.
suggests that:

80: The thin end of the wedge
said for :

81: The tongue of idle persons is never idle.
used to mean that:

82: The truth is in the wine.
suggests that:

83: The used key is always bright
suggests that:

84: The voice of one man is the voice of no one.
used to say that:

85: The way to hell is paved with good intentions.
used to say that:

86: The wind cannot be caught in a net.
said for :

87: The work shows the workman.
said to mean that:

88: There are lees to every wine.
meaning:

89: There are more ways of killing a cat than by choking it with cream
meaning that:

90: There are more ways to the wood than one.
said to mean that:

91: There are no birds in last year's nest.
implies that:

92: There are two sides to every question.
meaning that:

93: There is a place for everything, and everything in its place.
expression meaning that :

94: There is more than one way to kill a cat.
expression meaning that :

95: There is no accounting for tastes.
declares that:

96: There is no fire without smoke.
meaning that:

97: There is no place like home.
expression meaning that :

98: There is no rose without a thorn.
suggests that:

99: There is no smoke without fire.
meaning:

100: There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.
emphasizes :

101: There is none so blind as those who will not see.
means that:

102: They are hand and glove.
expresses that:

103: Things past cannot be recalled.
said to mean that:

104: Think today and speak tomorrow.
said to mean:

105: Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.
used to mean that:

106: Time and tide wait for no man.
used to mean that:

107: Time cures all things.
meaning that:

108: Time is money.
meaning that:

109: Time is the great healer.
suggests that:

110: To add fuel to the fire.
said for :

111: To agree like two cats in a gutter
said to mean that:

112: To angle with a silver hook.
is said when:

113: To be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth.
phrase that describes:

114: To be head over ears in debt.
expression meaning:

115: To be in one’s birthday suit.
expression meaning:

116: To be up to the ears in love.
expression meaning:

117: To beat about the bush.
said when:

118: To beat the air.
expression meaning:

119: To bring grist to somebody’s mill.
said when:

120: To build a fire under someone.
meaning:

121: To buy a pig in a poke.
idiom meaning that:

122: To call a spade a spade.
Say something :

123: To call off the dogs.
said to mean:

124: To carry coals to Newcastle.
said when:

125: To cast prudence to the winds.
said when:

126: To come away none the wiser.
said when:

127: To come off with a whole skin.
said when:

128: To come off with flying colours.
said for :

129: To come out dry.
said when:

130: To come out with clean hands.
said for :

131: To cook a hare before catching him.
said when:

132: To cry with one eye and laugh with the other.
said when:

133: To draw in your horns.
used to say that:

134: To draw water in a sieve.
meaning:

135: To drop a bucket into an empty well.
said to mean:

136: To err is human, to forgive is devine
suggests that:

137: To fiddle while Rome is burning.
said when:

138: To fight with one’s own shadow.
said when:

139: To find a mare’s nest.
meaning:

140: To fish in troubled waters.
said when:

141: To fish in troubled waters.
said when:

142: To flog a dead horse.
said when :

143: To get out of bed on the wrong side.
said when:

144: To go for wool and come home shorn.
said when:

145: To go through fire and water.
said to mean:

146: To have a finger in the pie.
meaning:

147: To have rats in the attic.
said for :

148: To kick against the pricks.
said when:

149: To kill two birds with one stone.
said when:

150: To know on which side one’s bread is buttered.
meaning:

151: To know what’s what.
meaning:

152: To lay by for a rainy day.
meaning:

153: To lead a cat and dog life
said when:

154: To live from hand to mouth.
said when:

155: To lock the stable-door after the horse is stolen.
meaning:

156: To look for a needle in a haystack.
said for :

157: To love somebody (or something) as the devil loves holy water.
is used :

158: To make a mountain out of a molehill.
said when:

159: To make both ends meet.
said when:

160: To make the air blue.
said when:

161: To make the cup run over.
said when:

162: To measure other people’s corn by your own bushel.
meaning:

163: To pay one back in one’s own coin.
meaning that:

164: To plough the sand.
said when:

165: To pour water into a sieve.
said when:

166: To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody.
meaning:

167: To pull the devil by the tail.
expression meaning that :

168: to put a cat among pigeons
said when:

169: To put a spoke in somebody’s wheel.
meaning:

170: To put off till Doomsday.
said to mean:

171: To put the cart before the horse.
said when:

172: To roll in money.
expression meaning:

173: To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
said when:

174: To save one’s bacon.
used to say:

175: To send owls to Athens
said to mean:

176: To set the wolf to keep the sheep.
said when:

177: To stick to somebody like a leech.
meaning:

178: To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
used for:

179: To take the bull by the horns.
meaning:

180: To teach the dog to bark.
used when:

181: To throw dust in somebody’s eyes.
meaning:

182: To throw straws against the wind.
said to mean:

183: To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine.
meaning:

184: To use a steam-hammer to crack nuts.
said when:

185: To wash one’s dirty linen in public.
said when:

186: To wear one’s heart upon one’s sleeve.
said for :

187: To work with the left hand.
is used:

188: Too many cooks spoil the broth.
said when:

189: Too much knowledge makes the head bald.
means that:

190: Too much of a good thing is good for nothing.
means that:

191: Too much water drowned the miller .
means that:

192: Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
expresses that:

193: True blue will never stain.
is meaning that:

194: True coral needs no painter’s brush
meaning that:

195: Truth is stranger than fiction.
suggests that:

196: Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
means that:

197: Two blacks do not make a white.
expresses that:

198: Two boys are half a boy, and three boys are no boy at all.
said to mean that:

199: Two heads are better than one.
means that:

200: Two is company, but three is none.
expresses that:

201: Two is company, three is a crowd
said when: