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    It takes one to know one

    Please exaplain in detail

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    Uncle M is offline Member
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    Re: It takes one to know one

    It's a saying that means: one person's traits are soon recognised by another person who shares those traits.

    For example, a dishonest person will soon spot another dishonest person.

    I might say "John is a dirty liar", to which my friend could say "It takes one to know one", meaning I'm probably a liar too.

    Hope that helps.

    Dave

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    Re: It takes one to know one

    Would this be a match to an Arabic saying:

    "It is only an illegitimate son that knows which one else is an illegitimate son"

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: It takes one to know one

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammed Abu Risha View Post
    Would this be a match to an Arabic saying:

    "It is only an illegitimate son that knows who else is an illegitimate son"
    Yes - almost exactly.

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