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Premier Pas

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Ce nʹest que le premier pas qui coûte. Pythagoras used to say, “The beginning is half the whole.”

“Incĭpe Dimidium facti est cœpisse.”—Ausonius,

“Dimidium facti, qui cœpit, habet.”—Horace.

Well begun is half done.”

⁂ The reverse of these proverbs is: “Cʹest le plus difficile que dʹécorcher la queue.”

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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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Prebend
Precarious
Preceptor
Précieuses Ridicules (in Molière’s comedy so called)
Preciosa
Precious Stones
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Prelate
Preliminary Canter (A)
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Premonstratensian
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Presents
Preserver [Sotēr]
Press-money and Press-men
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