This is a saying among card-players. Those who win in the early stages of the game usually finish up as losers.
Proverbs starting with letter W
Householders keep dogs to guard their homes by barking when they hear suspicious sounds outside. Figuratively, 'to keep a dog and bark yourself ' is to do the work that you pay others to do for... Read more →
This teaches the folly of false economy and the effect of small things on greater ones. By not spending the small amount needed to repair the gutters, the owner of the house is liable to pay a much... Read more →
This means that if you mix with evil companions you will soon be as wicked as they are.
The shoemaker is so anxious to make every penny he can out of his trade that he even denies his wife a new pair of shoes. Some other husbands tend to be equally selfish. As the other proverb says:... Read more →
Whoever tells you tales about other people will tell other people tales about you.
The outlook may be grim and the future dark, yet while we still have life within us there is always the possibility that he situation will improve. We may win the pools!
Whichever side starts the fight, the weaker side will get the worst of it.
This refers to rumours, the argument being that all rumours are based on fact; that although some may doubt the accuracy of a report that is passing from mouth to mouth, there must be some truth in... Read more →
You can earn good money if you don't mind dirtying your hands. Another version of this proverb is Muck and money go together; 'bras ' is a slang word for money. We can appreciate the point of these... Read more →