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List of English Proverbs - O

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

1.  Old habits die hard.
Explanation: It is difficult to break long-established habits
2.  Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door.
Explanation: A chance once missed will not occur again.  
3.  Out of fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.
Explanation: Overwhelming feeling will express itself in speech
4.  Out the mouth of babes
Explanation: Young children may sometimes speak with disconcerting wisdom.

5. One step at a time.
Explanation: Recommending cautious progression along a desired route. 
6.  Once bitten, twice shy.
Explanation:  Someone who has suffered an injury will be in the future be very cautious of the cause.

7. Old sins cast long shadows.
Explanation: Current usage is likely to refer to the wrong done by one generation affecting its descendants,   


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