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proverbs about animals

Can anyone tell me some slangs or proverbs about animals? Is dog regarded as good in these proverbs or slangs? Is there some culture behind them?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Culture



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    A dog is a man's best friend.
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    A leopard cannot change its spots
    Barking dogs seldom bite.
    If you lay with dogs, you're gonna get fleas.
    Let sleeping dogs lay.


    "It's raining cats and dogs" - meaning its raining heavily.
    "It's a dog eat dog world" - meaning the world is a harsh unforgiving place and people will take advantage of you at every opportunity (particularly used in business scenarios).
    "The early bird catches the worm" - He/she who is "ahead of the game" or literally wakes up early is usually more successful or productive than others.
    "I'm dog tired" - I'm very very tired!

    Every dog has his day.
    A cat has nine lives.
    Every jack has his jill.

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