An expression equivalent to "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth"

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An expression equivalent to "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth"

Post by Xeddy on Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:47 am

Hi there,

The other day I was trying to get across the phrase "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth" to a Portuguese speaker and wondered if there was a Portuguese phrase that gets across the same idea?

Thanks v. much Basketball

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Re: An expression equivalent to "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth"

Post by SteelInferno on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:34 pm

There's a very similar expression:

A cavalo dado não se olha o dente.

It literally means: "One doesn't look at the teeth of a horse that was given [to you for free]"

Unfortunately I couldn't find an official source for this but perhaps someone else might.

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Post by Xeddy on Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:29 am

Hi,

Thanks for your help, I'm surprised they didn't think of that when I was talking to them?!

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Re: An expression equivalent to "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth"

Post by SteelInferno on Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:34 am

Perhaps it was the lack of reference to the teeth that confused them lol!

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