Water Sayings


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    Water Sayings


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    Proverbs are popular sayings that express a truth based on common sense and are used throughout the world. Proverbs often use something very important or valuable to express the meaning. Because everything depends on water, many proverbs use water to teach a truth. The following list shows many proverbs that use water.

    Blood is thicker than water


    You won't miss the water till the well runs dry


    With too many rowers the ship will crash into the mountain (Japan)


    One hand washes the other


    If a crocodile deserts the water, he will find himself on a spear (Africa)


    We'll cross that bridge when we get there


    When it rains it pours

    Don't change horses in mid stream


    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink


    Still waters run deep


     Ask importance of water to a thirsty

    The following are similes, metaphors, and other popular sayings dealing with water.


    A drop in the bucket

    Get your ducks in a row

    Finding your sea legs

    Break the ice


    It's all water under the bridge

    Like water off a duck's back

    Took, hook, line and sinker

    When our ship comes in

    A flood of tears

    On cloud nine

    Mind in a fog

    Tip of the iceberg


    Steamed up

    The well has run dry

    Sink or swim

    Feeling swamped

    Icy stare

    Something snowballs

    In hot water

    A stepping stone to...

    Crying buckets

    Having a ripple effect

    Wet your whistle

    Raining cats and dogs

    Skating on thin ice

    Jump in with both feet

    Somebody is all wet

    Madder than a wet hen

    Bogged down

    Get your feet wet

    Troubled waters

    Like a duck to water

    Make a big splash

    Treading water


    Watered down

    Down the drain

    Wet behind the ears

    Something smells fishy