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    Smile the next best thing

    We have a proverb that could be litterally translated as "Since there are no more big fish, we may well settle for the tiny shrimps." I'm aspiring to know the English counterpart if there is. Thanks.


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    Re: the next best thing

    If thou hast not a capon, feed on an onion

    I'm sure there are others, but at the moment I can't remember them!

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    Re: the next best thing

    Thanks, Anglika.
    Yes, I think your offer means exactly the same as mine--If thou hast not a capon, feed on an onion.
    Is it from the Bible? It reads like an archaic writing.


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    Re: the next best thing

    Don't think so - more likely to be 17th century in origin.

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    Re: the next best thing

    Thanks, Anglika.

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