Yiddish Proverbs


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You can?t dance at two weddings at the same time.

You can't dance at two weddings with one behind.

You may deal in rags and dress in velvet.

You?ll never amount to anything (you loser)!

You can?t get ahead with keeping quiet.

You can't empty the ocean with a spoon.

You must not take offense at anything a fool does.

You?re a piece of meat with two eyes!

You can?t grow corn on the ceiling.

You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.

You mustn?t pour salt on a wound.

You?re all set! (lit., you?re on the horse!)

You can?t have more in the plate than you have in the pot.

You can't make a hat out of a pig's tail.

You never know the other fellow?s troubles.

You?re climbing on the straight wall.

You can?t make cheesecakes out of snow.

You can't make a shtreimel from a pig's tail.

You piece of nothing! (humorous) (lit., you hunk of meat with two eyes!)

You?ve gotten your way with me.

You can?t make ten when there isn?t one to start with.

You could live, but they don?t let you.

You should be like a lamp: you should hang during the day and burn during the night!

You'll see it when you see your own ears.

You can?t outrun the moon.

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