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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR: LIMITED COMMITMENT

THE LORD WILLING AND THE CREEK DON'T RISE.

Submitter comment: THIS EXPRESSION IS SAID WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU IF YOU WILL BE AT A
CERTAIN PLACE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. YOU REPLY WITH THIS
EXPRESSION TO SHOW THAT YOU WILL BE THERE IF IT IS IN YOUR POWER
TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, BUT THAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER THAT EVERYTHING
IS NOT IN YOUR HANDS TO DO. THE INFORMANT HAS HEARD THIS ALL OF
HIS LIFE, WHILE GROWING UP IN PRESTONSBURG, KENTUCKY 1928-1952,
AND IN LEBANON, TENNESSEE DURING THE PAST FOUR YEARS (1972).

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; TENNESSEE ; LEBANON ; PRESTONSBURG

Keyword(s): LIMITS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
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