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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Affairs
 
Affairs are lost when one stands looking at another.  Modern Greek.  1
Affairs like salt fish ought to be a good while a soaking.  2
Affairs sleep soundly when fortune is present.  German.  3
Affairs that are done by degrees are soon ended.  4
Make your affairs known in the market place and one will call them black and another white.  Spanish.  5
One cannot manage too many affairs: Literal: Like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you pop down the other.  Chinese.  6
 
 
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