Idiom: Sell your birthright for a mess of pottage
Meaning: If a person sells their birthright for a mess of pottage, they accept some trivial financial or other gain, but lose something much more important. 'Sell your soul for a mess of pottage' is an alternative form.Country: International English | Subject Area: Food and Eating | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Sell down the river
- Sell like hot cakes
- Sell your soul
- Hard sell
- Mess with a bull, you get the horns
- Sell like hotcakes
- Sell someone a pup
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