Do not keep a dog and bark yourself




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Do not keep a dog and bark yourself : Phrases



Meaning:

Don't pay someone to do a task and then do it yourself.


Origin:

The earliest citation of this proverb is Brian Melbancke's Philotimus: the warre betwixt nature and fortune, 1583:


"It is smal reason you should kepe a dog, and barke your selfe."
















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