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Daemon
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never a rose without a/the prick

There is rarely a good or positive thing, event, or circumstance that is not accompanied by something negative or unpleasant (i.e., just as a rose has thorns). More...

KSPavan
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never a rose without a/the prick — There is rarely a good or positive thing, event, or circumstance that is not accompanied by something negative or unpleasant (i.e., just as a rose has thorns).
thar
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 8:46:17 AM

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Yeah, I wouldn't advise learners to practise dropping this on into conversation. You might get an angry response from someone who thinks you just called him a prick (which response would only prove he is a prick, of course!)


"The most beautiful rouses have the sharpest thorns."

Which is deep and meaningful but total bollocks! Whistle

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