When looking up a word in the dictionary always check whether the word is used in any special way such as in a proverb. Make a note of the proverb and provide a context in which it can be used. When listening to people speak, when reading a newspaper or watching television, be aware that in all these situations proverbs are commonly heard and used. Using proverbs correctly and naturally takes practice and time.
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