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This is an alphabetical list of widely used and repeated proverbial phrases. Whenever known, the origin of the phrase or proverb is noted. The majority of these phrases can be found at one of the following resources: [ clarification needed ] [ a ]       [ b ] . A proverbial phrase or a proverbial expression is type of a conventional saying similar to proverbs and transmitted by oral tradition. The difference is that a proverb is a fixed expression , while a proverbial phrase permits alterations to fit the grammar of the context. A proverb [or proverbial phrase] is usually defined, an instructive sentence, or common and pithy saying, in which more is generally designed than expressed, famous for its peculiarity or elegance, and therefore adapted by the learned as well as the vulgar, by which it is distinguished from counterfeits which want such authority.
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Dear blackstone, "Stick with the devil you know" is the abbreviated variation of "Stick with the devil you know, rather than the devil you don't. It's a proverb of Irish origin and it first appeared a collection of sayings Taverner published in Sources: Wiseoldsayings. Regards, Scriptor. Clarification of Answer by scriptor-ga on 14 Jun PDT Dear blackstone, I have done some extensive additional research, but though I have found several variations of the saying - which differ not really much from each other -, I could not locate any common version with longer leading-in.