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Larks

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When the sky falls we shall catch larks. A way of stating to a person that his scheme or proposal is absurd or ridiculous.

French:Si le ciel tombait, il y aurait blen des alouettes.”

Latin:Quid, si redio ad illes, qui aiunt, quid si nunc cœlum ruat?”


Terence: Heautontimoroumenbs, iv. 3; verse 41.

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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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