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Proverbs for ESL/EFL learners: Cats and Dogs

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A cat has nine lives.

A cat in gloves catches no mice.

A cat may look at a king.

A good dog deserves a good bone.

All cats are gray in the dark.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Dog does not eat dog.

Dumb dogs are dangerous.

Every dog has his day.

Every dog is a lion at home.

Every dog is allowed one bite.

Give a dog a bad name and hang him.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Love me, love my dog.

Satisfy a dog with a bone and a woman with a lie

The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.

When the cat's away, the mice will play.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

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