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    looking for a good proverb

    She is going to graduate next semester, but she has to take an advance course as a substitute for the American literature which is much harder than American literature which she put off taking it.

    What do you say in English when somebody deserves something because of his action?

    Can I say, as people say'' everybody carries his own cress''?
     


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    She made her bed and now she has to lie in it.
    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

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    "You reap what you sow."

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    Re: looking for a good proverb

    I'm fascinated to know who says "Everybody carries his own cress". Is that a direct translation of an Iranian proverb?

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    Re: looking for a good proverb

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm fascinated to know who says "Everybody carries his own cress". Is that a direct translation of an Iranian proverb?
    I'm guessing that it's cross, not cress, as in "We all have our crosses to bear."
    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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    Re: looking for a good proverb

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm guessing that it's cross, not cress, as in "We all have our crosses to bear."
    Ah, well worked out. I think you're right. I do have a lovely image of someone having to carry a huge pile of cress with them everywhere they go. I guess that would be just as impractical as a cross!

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