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proverb
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The Hobbit
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  • "Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves!" he said, and it became a proverb, though we now say ’out of the frying-pan into the fire’ in the same sort of uncomfortable situations.
  • "Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.

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  • She is a hard worker, an early riser, and fond of quoting the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm."
  • It takes a village to raise a child, goes the African proverb.

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