the shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
- The shoemaker's son always goes barefootA skilled or knowledgeable person often fails to use their skills for the benefit of their family and people close to them.
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the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot — A skilled or knowledgeable person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise. Found in a number of variants. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. xi. E1v But who is wurs shod, than the shoemakers wyfe, With shops… … Proverbs new dictionary
son — see my son is my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life clergymen’s sons always turn out badly the devil’s children have the devil’s luck like father, like son the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot … Proverbs new dictionary
shoemaker — see the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot let the cobbler stick to his last … Proverbs new dictionary
barefoot — see the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot … Proverbs new dictionary
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind … Proverbs new dictionary
cobbler — see let the cobbler stick to his last the cobbler to his last and the gunner to his linstock the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot … Proverbs new dictionary
bairn — see fools and bairns should never see half done work the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot … Proverbs new dictionary
Roman Catholic Mariology — This article is about Roman Catholic perspectives, and does not reflect the views of other segments of the Catholic Church such as Eastern Catholics. For general Christian views, see Mariology. A series of articles on Roman Catholic Mariology … Wikipedia