#EngGame: Arranging Words into Famous Proverbs (2)

Today’s session will be about #EngProverb but I need you to help me rearrange those words into a famous proverb. Anyone wants to help me?

So, here are the rules for #EngGame:

  1. Rearrange those words into famous proverb.
  2. Explain the meaning with your own words.


  1. cat-A-look-king-a-may-at
  2. catch-a-Set-thief-to-a-thief
  3. watched-boils-never-pot-A
  4. one-shuts-opens-another-When-door
  5. man-the-tailor-makes-The


  1. A cat may look at a king. Meaning: an inferior isn’t completely restricted in what they may do in the presence of a superior.
  2. Set a thief to catch a thief. Meaning: a person who knows the tricks of the trade is best equipped to do the job.
  3. A watched pot never boils. Meaning: time feels longer when you’re waiting for something to happen.
  4. When one door shuts another opens. Meaning: Failure should not discourage us, for some other opportunity always exists.
  5. The tailor makes the man. Meaning: a person can appear attractive in good clothes.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on September 15, 2012

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