"No Man" expressions

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  1. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    What different "No Man" expressions do you know?

    For example:

    Time and Tide wait for no man.
    No man is an island.
     
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  3. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    To boldly go where no man has gone before

    No man's land

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

    Trust no man even your own brother Whose hair is one color and beard another
     
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  5. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    "Is this yours?"
    "No man, never seen it before"
     
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  7. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Sam,

    Where do these come from?

     
  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The first one is in the bible, I think; the second one is something I remember reading. I thought it was funny because I know this guy who colours his white beard with henna. So it stuck with me.

    edit: the first one is gospel of John 15:13
     
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    John 15:13.
     
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    You think!
    Edits don't count...

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  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    It was fast enough that it didn't get recorded

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  13. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    Reminds me of the scripture that first ruined Christianity for me:
    -Jesus, John 14:6​
     
  14. Simon Anders Valued Senior Member

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    What God has brought together let no man put asunder.

    (not really an expression, but....and for those who do not recognize it, it's from the Christian wedding ceremony. But it would make a rather important general rule. I mean think of chemists, miners, farmers and all the other professions where what God has brought together men put asunder. ((and women, too)))
     
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    ***​
     
  16. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    -Emily Dickinson​
     
  17. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    - James H. Knight-Adkin​
     
  18. Simon Anders Valued Senior Member

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    No man ever listened himself out of a job.

    No man may know the hour or the day.....(can't remember the rest)

    Call no man happy until he dies.

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends'
     
  19. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    How about women? :bugeye:

    No woman no cry
     
  20. Simon Anders Valued Senior Member

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    Hey,
    I thought of that. But apart from the 'woman', it is not really a saying, it is an imperative sentence. It does not describe, it tells someone to (not) do something.
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Its the only one I could think of. Clearly, we need to make up some more
     
  22. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    This is a thread about "No Man" expressions.
    Start your own thread, feminist.
     
  23. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Pissing in your boots keeps no man warm for long.
     

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