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List of English Proverbs - I


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

1. It is easy to find a stick to beat a dog.
Explanation: It is easy to find reasons to critize someone who is vulnerable.
2.  It is never too late to mend.
Explanation: One can always try to improve.
3.  It is not work that kills, but worry.
Explanation: Direct effort is less stressful than constant concern
4.  It's ill waiting for dead men's shoes. 
Explanation: Often used for a situation in which one is hoping for a position currently occupied by another
5.  It takes all sort to make a world. 
Explanation:  Often used in recognition that a particular group may encompass a wide range of character and background.
6. It takes two to make a bargain.
Explanation: Often used to imply that both parties must be prepared to give some ground.  

6.  If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Explanation: What one wishes for is often far from reality. 




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