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Proverb

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Informant heard this in Detroit, MI

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Appreciation ; COMEBACK ; Generous ; GIFT ; Grateful ; Greedy ; HORSE ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TEETH ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Chickens ; Egg ; Eggs ; GREED ; Greedy ; Hatch ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Beggars cannot be choosers.

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Informant remembers her mother telling her this in Detroit in the early 1930's.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beggar ; Chooser ; Greedy ; Maxim ; Picky ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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