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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Frying-pan
 
A blow from a frying-pan though it may not hurt, sullies.  Spanish.  1
A frying-pan will not wait for the king of Cordova.  Benjamin Disraeli.  2
He has enough to do who holds the handle of the frying-pan.  French.  3
He has fallen out of the frying-pan into the fire; i.e. gone from bad to worse.  4
He that holds the frying-pan runs the risk of burning himself.  French.  5
He who holds the handle of the frying-pan turns it as he pleases.  French.  6
The kettle smuts the frying-pan.  French.  7
To have one eye on the cat and another on the frying-pan.  French.  8
 
 
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