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A POLISH PROVERB

HE MADE OUT LIKE MR. ZABTOCKI ON HIS SOAP.
IVYSZEAT JAK ZABTOCKI NA MYDLE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USED WHEN ONE TAKES UP A PROJECT HE KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT AND
IT FALLS THROUGH. MR. ZABTOCKI HAD GONE INTO THE SOAP BUSINESS BUT KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT IT ,HE LOST OUT.
MY MOTHER KNOWS THIS PROVERB AND STORY FROM POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME ; POLISH PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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