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 English proverbs - interactive quiz 

Sixteen English proverbs

Here are 16 well-known English proverbs; but for each one, there are three or four options for one of the key words or expressions.  Which is correct ?   Select the right word or phrase from the dropdown menus.
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  1. Don’t count your chickens before they’re  .
  2. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t    .
  3. Where there’s a will there’s a    .
  4. A bird in the hand is worth two in the   .
  5. You can’t tell a book by its    .
  6. Don’t put all your eggs in one    .
  7. Better safe than   .
  8. Necessity is the mother of    .
  9. The early bird catches the  .
  10.  A watched pot never   .
  11.  An apple a day keeps the   away
  12. A bad workman always blames   .
  13. A miss is as good as a   .
  14. Empty barrels make most   .
  15. Too many cooks spoil the   .
  16. A rolling stone gathers no   .

Can you explain the meaning of these proverbs in simple ordinary English?

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