The second half of the proverb


A grade one teacher collected well-known proverbs.

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She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

Strike while the … insect is close.

Never underestimate the power of … ants.

Don’t bite the hand that … looks dirty.

Better to be safe than … punch a grade 7 boy.

If you lie down with dogs, you’ll … stink in the morning.

It’s always darkest before … Daylight Saving Time.

You can lead a horse to water but … how?

No news is … impossible.

A miss is as good as a … Mr.

You can’t teach an old dog new … maths.

Love all, trust … me.

The pen is mightier than the … pigs.

An idle mind is … the best way to relax.

Where there’s smoke there’s … pollution.

Happy the bride who … gets all the presents.

A penny saved is … not much.

Two’s company, three’s … the Musketeers.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what … you put on to go to bed.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and … you have to blow your nose.

There are none so blind as … Stevie Wonder.

Children should be seen and not … smacked or grounded.

If at first you don’t succeed … get new batteries.

You get out of something only what you … see in the picture on the box.

When the blind leadeth the blind … get out of the way.

Better late than … pregnant!

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