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First Stroke is Half the Battle

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Latin: “Incipe: dimidium facti est cœpisse.” (Ausonius.)

“Dimidium facti, qui cœpit, habet.” (Horace.)

French:Barbe bien savonnée est à moitié faite, Heureux commencement est la moitié de lʹœuvre.

Cʹnʹest que le premier pas qui coûte.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fire Up (To)
Fire Worship
Fire and Sword
Fire and Water
Firm as a Rock
First-class Hard Labour
First-fruits
First Water
First Gentleman of Europe
First Grenadier of France
First Stroke is Half the Battle
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish-day (A) [jour maigre]
Fish-wife (A)
Fish and Flesh
Fish-in Troubled Water (To)
Fish it Out (To)
Fish out of Water
Fisher of Souls (The great)