if you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas
- If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleasThis means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.
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flea — see big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite them, and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum if you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas nothing should be done in haste but gripping a flea … Proverbs new dictionary
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