English Proverbs – BURN NOT YOUR HOUSE TO FRIGHT THE MOUSE AWAY

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BURN NOT YOUR HOUSE TO FRIGHT THE MOUSE AWAY

Mouse is a pest which infects houses and fields. Cats are also reared to get rid of mice. It is difficult to get rid of mice completely if they are many in number. If we try to bum down the house to get rid of the mice, we ourselves will be the losers. While it kills the mice, the fire will also destroy the house and our belongings. Likewise, it is unwise to beat great losses in order to avoid a small danger or difficult situation in our day to day life. In other words, it is foolish to go through great risks just for the sake of avoiding a minor one.