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le chien retourne a son propre vomissement expression or saying

The dog returns to its own vomit

Origin

Naomi had to ask a teacher the meaning of the phrase in Shakespeare’s Henry V, and it just stuck

Collected by

Naomi – 1960s
Naomi Iliff (King) – owner

Notes

In Henry V III.7:
Dauphin: Le chien est retourné à son propre vomissement, et la truie lavée au bourbier
(The dog has returned to its own vomit and the sow has washed in the quagmire)

Submitted: 19/07/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 29/07/2021 12:43 by Mark

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