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Itasan



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: gleam in a grocer's eye Reply with quote

"Not every gleam in a grocer's eye becomes a store."
Is this a proverb? I wonder what it means.

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woodcutter



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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itasan, I wonder why you walk a lonely path in the business forum? As a regular poster, you must surely know that if you ask your questions in some of the other forums you are more likely to get help. General questions about the language usually end up in the "applied linguistics" forum.

I don't recall hearing the proverb, but it must mean that not every good idea turns into reality, or something like that.
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Macavity



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Not everything that glitters is gold" seems to have a similar sense.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, everybody.
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