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Proverb of the day: The baldheaded woman brags about the hair of her niece القرعة تتباهى بشعر بنت أختها

The baldheaded woman brags about the hair of her niece

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jan 2016
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القرعة تتباهى بشعر بنت أختها 
 
El ar’a tetbaha be sha’r bent okhtaha
 
Translation: The baldheaded woman brags about the hair of her niece.
 
Meaning: This proverb, still very much in use, is said when someone is bragging about something they don't actually have.
 

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 
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