the caribou feeds the wolf but it is the wolf that keeps the caribou strong
/ðə kˈæɹɪbˌuː fˈiːdz ðə wˈʊlf bˌʌt ɪt ɪz ðə wˈʊlf ðæt kˈiːps ðə kˈæɹɪbˌuː stɹˈɔŋ/
used to suggest that, just as the caribou is kept strong by the presence of the wolf, individuals can be strengthened by overcoming obstacles or difficulties
dogs of the same street bark alike
/dˈɑːɡz ʌvðə sˈeɪm stɹˈiːt bˈɑːɹk ɐlˈaɪk/
used to imply that people who share common backgrounds, experiences, or interests tend to have similar opinions, behaviors, or characteristics
the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
/ðə hˈænd ðæt ɹˈɑːks ðə kɹˈeɪdəl ɹˈuːlz ðə wˈɜːld/
used to suggest that caregivers have a significant influence on the development, attitudes, and behaviors of children, and that this influence can shape the future of society
laugh and the (whole) world laughs with you (; weep and you weep alone)
/lˈæf ænd ðə hˈoʊl wˈɜːld lˈæfz wɪð juː wˈiːp ænd juː wˈiːp ɐlˈoʊn/
used to emphasize that through their laughter, individuals can influence the mood and reactions of those around them
like breeds like
/lˈaɪk bɹˈiːdz lˈaɪk/
used to suggest that people tend to adopt similar beliefs, characteristics, and behaviors to those with whom they spend the most time
like master, like man
/lˈaɪk mˈæstɚ lˈaɪk mˈæn/
used to suggest that the behavior and attitudes of a leader or authority figure are reflected in their subordinates or followers
like people, like priest
/lˈaɪk pˈiːpəl lˈaɪk pɹˈiːst/
used to imply that the attitudes and behaviors of a group of people are reflected in those who represent them, and that individuals tend to choose leaders who share their values and beliefs
mocking is catching
/mˈɑːkɪŋ ɪz kˈætʃɪŋ/
used to emphasize that negative behavior or attitudes can be contagious and spread from one person to another, creating a cycle of negative behavior
the pen is / proves mightier than (the) sword
/ðə pˈɛn ɪz pɹˈuːvz mˈaɪɾɪɚ ðɐn ðə sˈoːɹd/
used to suggest that words can be a powerful tool for influencing people's thoughts and actions, and can be more effective than physical force in bringing about change
money makes the world go round
/mˈʌni mˌeɪks ðə wˈɜːld ɡˌoʊ ɹˈaʊnd/
used to suggest that money is the driving force behind many of the world's activities and events, and that financial gain is often prioritized over other important values
kissing goes by favor
/kˈɪsɪŋ ɡoʊz baɪ fˈeɪvɚ/
used to suggest that personal feelings and relationships can play a significant role in how people choose to show their affection, support, or favor
an ant may (well) destroy a / the whole dam
/ɐn ˈænt mˈeɪ wˈɛl dɪstɹˈɔɪ ɐ ðə hˈoʊl dˈæm/
used to imply that even small or seemingly insignificant things can have a significant impact or cause great harm when they accumulate or are left unchecked
praise makes good men better and bad men worse
/pɹˈeɪz mˌeɪks ɡˈʊd mˈɛn bˈɛɾɚ ænd bˈæd mˈɛn wˈɜːs/
used to suggest that praise can encourage virtuous behavior in good people and reinforce negative behavior in bad people
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