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    I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

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    I have collected some English idioms starting with "Don't". Are there any further that you can suggest me?(That start with "don't) or is any reliable site that gathered these idioms?
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    Re: I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

    I am not a teacher.

    I'd add 'Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.' to your list

    I've never come across 1. or 11. before. They don't sound very English to me; more like translations.

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    Re: I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

    It may have been used in a song or two, but I can't find many examples of 'go/come between the bark and the tree' on the ineternet, so it doesn't seem to be commonly used. Like Roman, I have never come across it before,

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    Re: I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

    Perhaps it's more common in Ireland.

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    One of my colleague claims that my picture contents are considered only as proverbs not idioms. Do you confirm his claim?

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    Re: I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

    I am not a teacher.

    There's is a bit of everything in the list. Your colleague is perhaps right about some of them.

    They are not all used exclusively with "don't" either.
    To rock the boat, to wash one's dirty linen in public and to put the cart before the horse are definitely idiomatic.

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    Re: I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

    #14 is not an idiom. Most of the others are proverbs and idioms. It all depends on whether the meaning can be determined only from the words themselves.

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    Re: I have collected come English idioms starting with "Don't"

    7 is often used without don't; we can say that someone burns the candle at both ends. It's a description of behaviour and is usually listed in the positive form:
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/...e+at+both+ends
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/b...both-ends.html

    Like Roman55 and 5jj, I haven't heard 1 or 11 before.

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