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Old Irish Sayings

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Old Irish Sayings.

1. It would fit Fionn Mac Cumail. (Said when a garment is much too large.
2. You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. (Means if a person is very ignorant and clownish it is impossible to make them cultured).
3. Making a mountain out of a molehill. (Means exaggeration).
4. All his geese are swans. (Means exaggeration).
5. Counting his chickens before they are hatched. (Means making sure of a thing before it happens.
6. Building castles in the air. (Means filling yourself up with false ideas and they all come to nothing).
7. It all went off in a bottle of smoke. (Means it fizzled out and was nothing in the end, said in reference to an argument or a fight).

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