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Aesoperation

24 June, 2015

Just struck me, for all the Brainstorms we've played, all the clues we've crafted, we have seldom strayed into the realm of phrases. 

Maybe there's good reason for that, as this week will discover. The sayings at your disposal all hail from Aesop's Fables - the trite and the true. The list was inspired by a Mental Floss listicle, parading a massive 19 examples. Though I've handpicked a neat dozen, adding a few omissions, each awaiting your treatment.

But please don't rush, as slow and steady wins the race...

CRY WOLF

SOUR GRAPES

LION'S SHARE

NIP IN THE BUD

DOG IN A MANGER

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

FAIR-WEATHER FRIEND

BLOW HOT AND COLD

WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

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Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
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