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List of English Proverbs - D

A range of English proverbs with explanation.  Listed in alphabetical order by phrase.
This page contains English Proverb that starts with letter D. 

1.  Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Explanation: Success results more from application and practice than from good fortune.
2. Dog does not eat dog
Explanation: People of the same profession should not attack each other.
3.  Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
Explanation: One should not make or act upon an assumption which may turn out to be ill-founded. 
4.  Don’t cross the bridge till you come to it.
Explanation: Warning that you should not concern yourself with possible difficulties unless and until they arise.
5.  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Explanation:  You should not change everything on a single venture but spread the risk.
6.  Do not meet troubles halfway.
Explanation: Warning against anxiety about something that has not yet happened.

7. Don't put the cart before the horse.
Explanation: Don't reverse the proper order of things.


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