Sentence Examples with the word proverbial

Whenever I enter the region that was the kingdom of my mind I feel like the proverbial bull in the china shop.

Dean just smiled, wondering how Ginger and Joseph would know where brother and sister-in-law were if they themselves hadn't lied like the proverbial rug and done the exact same thing as the pair they were accusing.

But much as he hated to do so, it was time to eat the proverbial crow and make peace.

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If something even more untoward than what the scene implied had actually occurred last evening, Dean would find himself squeezed between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

Its converts nevertheless included many of the Bosnian nobles and the ban Kulin (1180-1204), whose reign was long proverbial for its prosperity, owing to the flourishing state of commerce and agriculture, and the extensive mining operations carried on by the Ragusans.

Unfortunately, the potential mate must be brought into the fold, even if doing so sinks the proverbial ship.

At the time, we felt so infallible in our rightness we grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns exposing ourselves to a wealth of trouble.

They are formidable weapons, of coarse manufacture, but with richly ornamented handles; and they frequently bear proverbial inscriptions suitable to their murderous appearance.

He frankly acknowledges his obligations to all his predecessors in a phrase that deserves to be proverbial (Praef.

Her name has become proverbial in the sense of a nagging, quarrelsome woman.