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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: Its best to go with what you have for certain then to wait for something better that you might never get
A blot on ones escutcheon
A blot on ones escutcheon: Dishonor to a persons reputation blot on ones family
A blot on the landscape
A blot on the landscape: Something that spoils the scenery something that spoils an earlier comfortable situation
A chip of the old block
A chip of the old block: Like father like son apple doesnt fall far from the tree children who resemble their parents in appearance or character
A drowning man grasps at a straw
A drowning man grasps at a straw: A desperate person will try anything
A few steps from the beach
A few steps from the beach: Very close to the beach, on the seashore
A fine kettle of fish
A fine kettle of fish: Embarrassing situation annoyingly awkward situation
A fly in the ointment
A fly in the ointment: (Slang) detracting element inconvenience that take away from the usefulness of something drawback
A good name is better than good oil
A good name is better than good oil: Good demeanor and good manners gives greater honor than external adornment
A house divided against itself
A house divided against itself: Infighting, disagreement within a group which should be unified
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