Arabic Phrases, Arabic Expressions, Arabic Idioms,
Arabic Proverbs, and Arabic Sayings


Please note:
The Arabic phrases and idioms below are not in any particular order.
Meanings or occasions are mentioned (in Italics) when necessary.

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The carpenter’s door is loose.
About those who take care of other people’s problems but neglect their own family.

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Do not believe that a person who lies for you will not also lie to you.

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If talk is made of silver, then silence is made of gold.

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If you speak the word, it shall own you. If you don’t, you shall own it.
About the need for thinking before doing or saying something.

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Stretch your legs as far as your quilt allows.
Know your limits and adapt to the situation.

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An absent person has his excuse.
There are two sides to every story.

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Paradise without people is not worth living in.

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Coming back with Hunain’s shoes.
Coming back without success.

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The belly dancer dies, and her waist is still moving.
The trumpet player dies, and his finger is still playing.
Habits are difficult to break.

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I’m speaking to you, but listen, oh neighbor.
I speak to you, my daughter, and let you hear, my daughter-in-law.

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In trying to put make-up around the eye, they blinded it.
Instead of fixing the problem, they made it worse.

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Do a good thing, and throw it in the sea.
You will be rewarded for your good deeds eventually.

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A face only a mother could love. English.
A beetle saw her children on the wall, and she said “They look like a string of pearls.”
A mother loves her children no matter what they look like.

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This is my measuring bucket not yours.
Mind your own business.

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He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.

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