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Outcome & Impact - Consequences

Master English proverbs that depict consequences, like "you reap what you sow" and "catching is before hanging".

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Outcome & Impact
a bad padlock invites a picklock
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used to say that it is important to take proactive steps to protect oneself and one's belongings, rather than relying on weak or unreliable security measures
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as you make your bed, so you must lie (up) on it
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used to imply that individuals are responsible for the consequences of their actions and must accept the outcomes of their choices
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after dinner comes the reckoning
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used to warn that there will be consequences for one's actions, particularly if they involve indulgence or excess
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catching is before hanging
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used to say that offenders must be caught before they can be punished for their crimes, emphasizing the importance of taking necessary actions before consequences can occur
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curiosity killed the cat
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used to suggest that sometimes it is better to avoid prying too deeply into a situation or trying to discover too much information, as this can have negative consequences
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every bullet has a billet
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used to highlight the idea that every action or decision has consequences or repercussions
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evil doers are evil dreaders
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used to highlight the notion that those who engage in wrongdoing often live in fear or anticipate negative repercussions
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give a thing, and take a thing to wear the devil's gold ring
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used to imply that entering into a transaction or exchange without fully understanding the terms or evaluating the risks involved can lead to negative outcomes or undesirable consequences
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the greater the truth, the greater the libel
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used to suggest that the more damaging or scandalous the truth is, the more likely it is to result in a lawsuit or other legal action for defamation
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one year's seeding makes seven years' weeding
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used to imply that a small mistake or oversight can lead to significant problems that require a lot of effort and time to fix
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there is no such thing as (a) free lunch
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used to say that everything has a cost or consequence, even if it is not immediately apparent
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what goes over the devil's back comes (right) under his belly
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used to emphasize that there is no escaping the repercussions of one's misdeeds
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you reap what you sow
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used to suggest that one's actions or behavior will have corresponding consequences or outcomes, whether they are positive or negative
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old sins cast long shadows
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used to suggest that past mistakes or wrongdoings can have long-lasting consequences and continue to haunt or affect a person even after many years have passed
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if you sell the cow, you sell her milk too
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used to suggest that if one gives up or sells something valuable, one also gives up the benefits and advantages that come with it
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