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Proverb of the day: Not all birds are edible ما كل طير يتاكل لحمه

Not all birds are edible

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Dec 2015
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    ما كل طير يتاكل لحمه 

Ma koll teir yettakel lahmu

Translation: Not all birds are edible.


Meaning: This proverb, still in use, is a warning to adversaries. It’s like saying “You don't know who you're messing with. You may have fooled other people, but don't try with me." 

Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

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