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Definitions of "Dawg nuh hol ef him ha bone." (Jamaican Proverb)



1. Dawg nuh hol ef him ha bone.


English Translation

The dog does not howl if he has a bone.


Definition

The dog is an animal not likely to appear miserable if it has bones to gnaw on. Similarly, people do not become upset or agitated if they are comfortable. It is also difficult for some persons to lobby against issues which do not directly concern them.


Related Words

One, one coco full basket , Mi cum yah fi drink milk, mi no cum yah fi count cow , Every hoe ha them stick a bush , Wah sweet nanny goat ago run him belly ,




posted by anonymous on October 30, 2022