As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.

As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.
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  • one might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb — The proverb alludes to the former penalty for sheep stealing. The idea is present in: 1662 N. ROGERS Rich Fool 253 As some desperate Wretches, Who dispairing of life still act the more villainy, giving this desperate Reason of it, As good be… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • I might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. — I might as well be hanged/hung for a sheep as a lamb. something that you say when you are going to be punished for something so you decide to do something worse because your punishment will not be any more severe. I m going to be late for work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (you) may as well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb — (you, etc.) may/might as well be hanged/hung for a ˌsheep as (for) a ˈlamb idiom (saying) if you are going to be punished for doing sth wrong, whether it is a big or small thing, you may as well do the big thing Main entry: ↑wellidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (you) might as well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb — (you, etc.) may/might as well be hanged/hung for a ˌsheep as (for) a ˈlamb idiom (saying) if you are going to be punished for doing sth wrong, whether it is a big or small thing, you may as well do the big thing Main entry: ↑wellidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • I might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. — I might as well be hanged/hung for a sheep as a lamb. something that you say when you are going to be punished for something so you decide to do something worse because your punishment will not be any more severe. I m going to be late for work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (you) may as well be hung for a sheep as (for) a lamb — (you, etc.) may/might as well be hanged/hung for a ˌsheep as (for) a ˈlamb idiom (saying) if you are going to be punished for doing sth wrong, whether it is a big or small thing, you may as well do the big thing Main entry: ↑wellidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (you) might as well be hung for a sheep as (for) a lamb — (you, etc.) may/might as well be hanged/hung for a ˌsheep as (for) a ˈlamb idiom (saying) if you are going to be punished for doing sth wrong, whether it is a big or small thing, you may as well do the big thing Main entry: ↑wellidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb — see the bleating of the kid excites the tiger God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb one might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • sheep — see better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep a bleating sheep loses a bite one might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb …   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

  • hang — see hang a thief when he’s young, and he’ll no’ steal when he’s old a creaking door hangs longest give a dog a bad name and hang him every herring must hang by its own gill give a man rope enough and he will hang himself …   Proverbs new dictionary


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