Fire, First, Fish and Flattery : Proverbs

Key-Words Based Proverbs

Fire :

  • No smoke without fire.

  • Make no fire, raise no smoke.

  • All the fat’s in the fire.

  • Fire is good for the fireside.

  • First :

  • First come, first served.

  • Ladies first.

  • First thing first.

  • First think and then speak.

  • First try and then trust.

  • First impression is the best impression.

  • Fish :

  • Like a fish out of water.

  • To fish in troubled waters.

  • You must lose a fly to catch a fish.

  • Fish follow the bait.

  • When the fish is caught, the net is laid aside.

  • Flattery :

  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  • One complimentary letter asks another.

  • No foe to a flatterer.

  • Flattery sits in the parlor, when plain - speaking is kicked out of doors.

  • It is easy to flatter but hard to please.

  • Beware of one who flatters unduly, he will also censure unjustly.

  • Flattery is the food of fools.

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