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Essential Advice from Adam Jeffry Browne

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This page has is a list of essential advice. I was staying at this house while on my way to Michigan and I came across this really interesting picture. The name of the picture was Proverbidioms. Breitenbach 1975 published in 1980. It was a picture depicting several Proverbs literally rather than metaphorically.

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Ace in the hole
All ears
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
An axe to grind
An empty bag cannot stand upright
Ants in the pants
At the end of one's rope
Babies must play
Back seat driver
Bad news travels fast
Ball game is over
Banana nose
Beetle (bug)
Beggars can't be choosers
Behind the 8 ball
Best patch is of the same cloth
Beware of the door with too many keys
Big as a barrel
Big fish eat little fish
Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Birds of a feather flock together
Black as the ace of spades
Blow one's own horn
Bone to pick with someone
Break the ice
Bridge over troubled water
Broken heart
Burn the candle at both ends
Butter someone up
Butterflies in someone's stomach
Califlower ears
Call no man happy till he's dead
Can't see the forest for the trees
Cast iron stomach
Castles in the air
Cat got your tongue?
Cat's out of the bag
Children should be seen and not heard
Chip off the old block
Chip on one's shoulder
Christmas comes but once a year
Climb the ladder
Climb the walls
Cloud 9
Colorful language
Coming down in buckets
Cool cat
Counting sheep
Cracked bell can never sound
Cry one's eyes out
Dead men tell no tales
Dear John letter
Dime a dozen
Doesn't have a leg to stand on
Dog (he or she is)
Don't bite off more than you can chew
Don't count your chickens before they hatch
Don't judge a book by its cover
Don't let the grass grow under your feet
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
Don't put the cart before the horse
Don't put your foot in your mouth
Don't throw a monkey wrench in the machinery
Don't throw out the baby with the bath water
Down in the dumps
Drinks are on the house
Drop in the bucket
Eagle flies alone
Ear to the ground
Early bird catches the worm
Easy street
Eat your heart out
Egg in the face
six it
Empty barrels make the most noise
Even the devil will swear on a stack of bibles
Every family has a least one black sheep
Eyes in the back of the head
Face of the mountain
Feeling blue
Finger licking good
Flat as a board
Foot in the door
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest
Forked tongue
Four eyes
Frog in the throat
Fruit of ones labor
Full of baloney
Full of hot air
Funnier than a barrel of monkeys
Get under one's skin
Getting on someone's back
Gingerbread moulding
Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself
Give him the needle
Go fly a kite
Go through the roof
Going downhill
Green thumb
Hands are tied
Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
dwriting's on the wall
Hang dog
Head in the clouds
Heard it through the grapevine
Hedges have eyes
High chair
Higher they rise, the further they fall
Hit the sack
Hitch your wagon to a star
Hole in the wall
Home is where the heart is
Home is
where you hang your hat
Home sweet home
Honesty is the best policy
Horseless carriage
Hot pants
Hotter than a $2 pistol
Hung out to dry
Hungery enough to eat a horse

Last Modified: Friday February 03, 2023