Female Yeti (baby_rhino) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Identifying a proverb/saying

Hello everyone! My question might seem weird to you, but I do need your help.

English is not my native language, and therefore I'm having a difficulty in identifying the original proverb/saying behind the " the fire's lit but the cauldron is empty" which we find in JKR's HP&tDH.

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  • Used to usage

    Sometimes I say sentences such as: "Didn't that bakery used to be a fish shop?" It occurs to me that it would be more grammatically consistent if I…

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    "Does the sandwich come with?" [overheard at deli, asking does a reuben include sides of pickles or kraut, something of that nature without…

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