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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Shoe
 
All feet tread not in one shoe.  1
Better cut the shoe than pinch the foot.  2
Every shoe fits not every foot.  3
Dr. Luther’s shoes will not fit every village priest.  German.  4
Fit the foot to the shoe, not the shoe to the foot. (Applied to those acting absurdly.)  Portuguese.  5
He has found a last for his shoe.  6
His shoes are made of running leather.  7
If your shoe pinches you, give it your man.  8
No one knows better where the shoe pinches than he who wears it.  Italian, German.  9
None know where the shoe pinches but he that wears it.  (Exclamation of the Roman noble who had just put away his wife.)  10
Not every wood will make wooden shoes.  Danish.  11
One cannot make all shoes over the same last.  12
One must make the shoe according to the foot.  German.  13
One shoe will not fit every foot.  German.  14
Over shoes, over boots.  15
Shoes made by the elder brother’s wife are a pattern for the younger brother’s wife to copy.  Chinese.  16
The fairest looking shoe may pinch the foot.  17
The finest shoe often hurts the foot.  18
The same shoe does not fit every foot.  Italian.  19
There never was a shoe however handsome that did not become an ugly slipper.  Italian.  20
To cast an old shoe after one. (This is done to bring good luck.)  21
To him who hath a shoe under his foot it is the same as if the world was covered with leather.  22
Two feet in one shoe.  Turkish.  23
 
 
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