Curses like chickens come home to roost


Curses like chickens come home to roost
Quien mala cama hace, en ella se yace

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  • curses, like chickens, come home to roost — ► curses, like chickens, come home to roost proverb one s past mistakes or wrongdoings will eventually be the cause of present troubles. Main Entry: ↑roost …   English terms dictionary

  • curses, like chickens, come home to roost — Also without specific reference to curses, as in quot. 2001 c 1390 CHAUCER Parson’s Tale 1. 620 And ofte tyme swich cursynge wrongfully retorneth agayn to hym that curseth, as a bryd that retorneth agayn to his owene nest. 1592 Arden of Feversham …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • roost — ► NOUN ▪ a place where birds or bats regularly settle to rest. ► VERB ▪ (of a bird or bat) settle or gather for rest. ● curses, like chickens, come home to roost Cf. ↑curses, like chickens, come home to roost ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • roost — {{11}}roost (n.) late O.E. hrost wooden framework of a roof, perch, from a Germanic source, related to O.S. hrost, M.Du., Flem., Du. roest, roost framework of a roof, O.N. hrot, Goth. hrot roof. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown …   Etymology dictionary

  • home — see home is home, as the devil said when he found himself in the Court of Session home is home though it’s never so homely home is where the heart is charity begins at home curses, like chickens, come home to roost …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • roost — see curses, like chickens, come home to roost …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • chicken — see don’t count your chickens before they are hatched curses, like chickens, come home to roost May chickens come cheeping …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Curse — Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil pronounced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Not worth a curse — Curse Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The curse of Scotland — Curse Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English