He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil.

He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil.
<03> Кто ужинает с дьяволом, должен запастись длинной ложкой. Ср. Связался с чертом, пеняй на себя.

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  • he who sups with the devil should have a long spoon — A proverb advocating caution when dealing with dangerous or malevolent persons. c 1390 CHAUCER Squire’s Tale 1. 602 Therfore bihoueth hire a ful long spoon That shal ete with a feend. 1545 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages (ed. 2) 9v He had nede to …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • long — adjective see long and lazy, little and loud; fat and fulsome, pretty and proud it is a long lane that has no turning art is long and life is short be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong kings have long arms …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary


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