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    #1

    Looking for a proverb?

    If we want to say that this particular task/work needs special talent, education, profession and therefor can't be done by anyone, is there any proverb/idiom in English for that?

    Thank you very much

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    #2

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    No proverb/idiom for that?

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    #3

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    I can't think of an idiom off-hand, but you could say it is specialist work and not for Joe Bloggs.

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    #4

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    No proverb/idiom for that?
    Hi Cut!e P!e,

    How are you doing? I don't know what you are exactly looking for.
    What about "It cannot be done by any Tom, Dick or Harry."?

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    #5

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    Hi Cut!е P!e,

    It isnít a job for just anybody.
    It isnít everybodyís cup of tea.

    Regards.

    V.

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    #6

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    Wow! Thank you very much! Nice answers!

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    #7

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    How about this?

    "Let the cobbler stick to his last"


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    #8

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    That was all I could think of...but it means, 'stick to what you know best' (whatever your talent or 'level' thereof.)

    This was quoted by Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan). Queen Victoria said to him, with several Savoy operas (operettas really) under his belt, that he ought to right a 'grand opera'. He did so - Ivanhoe - and the Queen (and others) were rather luke warm in their reception, compared with the enormous popularity of the Savoy works. "The cobbler should stick to his last."
    (But just listen to the Irish Symphony - he could do more than mend a heel!!)
    Last edited by David L.; 12-Jul-2008 at 17:39.

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    #9

    Re: Looking for a proverb?

    This is not a run of the mill job that can be done by any Joe Blow.

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