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    The pot calling the kettle black

    Dear teachers

    Is it appropriate to use the idiom "The pot calling the kettle black" to describe some people saying they are mistreated by their boss, but on the other hand, they mistreat their domestic helpers at home?

    Please advise

    Anthony the learner
    Last edited by patran; 25-Jun-2013 at 06:00.

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    Re: The pot calling the kettle black

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear teachers

    Is it appropriate to use the idiom "The pot calling the kettle black" to describe some people saying they are mistreated by their boss, but on the other hand, they mistreat their domestic helpers at home?

    Please advise

    Anthony the learner
    Yes.

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