1 constant dropping wears away a stoneпосл.≈ капля камень долбит; терпение и труд всё перетрут [этим. лат. gutta cavat lapidem non vi sed saepe cadendo капля долбит камень не силой, а частым падением]
Constant dropping wears away a stone, constant flirtation saps the character. (G. Whyte-Melville, ‘Uncle John’, ch. VI) — Постоянное кокетство губит характер человека, да ведь и капля, говорят, камень точит.
2 constant dropping wears away a stone1) Общая лексика: капля по капле и камень долбит
3 Constant dropping wears away a stone.<01> Капля за каплей камень точат. Proverb (Пословица).
4 Constant dropping wears away the stone.фраз. Капля камень точит.
5 constant dropping wears away a stonesyn: little strokes fell great oaks
7 drop by drop the sea is drained
8 feather by feather a goose is plucked
9 little strokes fell great oaks
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