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    Default People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones

    I wonder if you know the meaning of ithis idiom without first looking it up in a dictionary?

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    Default Re: People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    I wonder if you know the meaning of ithis idiom without first looking it up in a dictionary?
    Sure, why? Is this a test? I think most native speakers could give a reasonable account of this one.

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    Default Re: People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sure, why? Is this a test? I think most native speakers could give a reasonable account of this one.
    I just wonder if there is any point learning such idioms and if native speakers use them at all. I don't want to get some odd looks when I say it to someone.

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    Default Re: People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones

    Use them and if you get odd looks, ask what you have done wrong. That's the best way to learn how and when to use idioms and proverbs.

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    Default Re: People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones

    This one is pretty common; you can use it without expecting odd looks. You can always freshen it, as well. For example, "people who live in stone houses should not throw glasses" is not used commonly, and therefore might be better to use. It's not a cliche. Or, maybe "people who are stoned should not throw glass houses" - it's all just word play, but the listener will still get your drift.

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