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NO ONE KNOWS BETTER THAN WEARER WHERE SHOE PINCHES [1 record]

Record 1 1993-12-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Proverbs and Maxims
OBS

where the shoe pinches: the source of trouble, grief, difficulty, etc.

Key term(s)
  • No one knows better where the shoe pinches than she who wears it.
  • No one perceives where the shoe pinches than he who wears it.
  • No one perceives where the shoe pinches than she who wears it.
  • No one knows better than the wearer where the shoe pinches.
  • No one knows better than the wearer where the shoe rubs.
  • Only the wearer knows where the shoe rubs.
  • No one knows better where the shoe rubs than the wearer.
  • No one knows better than the mule where the saddle rubs.
  • No one knows better than the donkey where the saddle rubs.
  • Only the mule knows where the saddle rubs.
  • Only the donkey knows where the saddle rubs.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Proverbes et dictons
OBS

Chacun est le mieux placé pour apprécier son propre dommage.

OBS

La locution [...] provient évidemment de l'observation rurale selon laquelle les bêtes de somme mal bâtées ou trop chargées portent des plaies (à des endroits variables selon la position du bât et l'anatomie de l'animal).

Spanish

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