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    #1

    smelly foot

    Dear friends...

    Is there any saying in English whose meaning is close to this:?
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    Every smelly foot has its old boot!

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: smelly foot

    What does it mean? That there is a bigger cause behind every bad thing?

    Where there's smoke, there's fire. Maybe??
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: smelly foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What does it mean? That there is a bigger cause behind every bad thing?

    Where there's smoke, there's fire. Maybe??
    No, it means no matter how "bad" we are, there's always a perfect match (somewhere) for us. By 'bad' I mean ugly, arrogant, or even smelly, etc.

    - What an arrogant and stupid man, how did he manage to marry this girl in the first place?
    - Well, every smelly foot has its old boot.
    (it'd mean the girl he's merried to is probably like him, otherwise she would not stand him)

    However, I believe there must be some idiom/saying that is far more popular among natives.

    Thanks for your time.

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    #4

    Re: smelly foot

    Hmm. I'll have to think about that.

    Nothing is coming to mind right away. Now that I know what it means, I like it, though.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    #5

    Re: smelly foot

    Birds of a feather flock together.

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    #6

    Re: smelly foot

    My dictionary says "There's a nut for every bolt" but I'm afraid it loses some of the meaning.

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    #7

    Re: smelly foot

    Every smelly foot has its old boot!


    'They're made for each other.'

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: smelly foot

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    My dictionary says "There's a nut for every bolt" but I'm afraid it loses some of the meaning.
    That's a good one!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'They're made for each other.'
    Mine is still better because it rhymes! Ha. Just kidding. Many thanks
    Rover
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Now that I know what it means, I like it, though.
    nice


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    #9

    Re: smelly foot

    I've also heard people say simply, "there's someone for everyone." Somewhat related are the sayings "to each his own," meaning different people like different things (sometimes used to explain why a person would choose such an unappealing partner) and "it takes all kinds (to make a world)," meaning diversity is good.

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    #10

    Re: smelly foot

    There's a lid for every pot (ie there is an ideal match between two persons)

    The other way around: There are more fish in the sea (do not worry about that one, there is another one out there for you)

    Btw, I like yours.

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