a deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple

1578 J. FLORIO First Fruits 26 There neuer shal be chiding in that house, where the man is blynd, and the wife deafe.

1637 T. HEYWOOD Pleasant Dialogues VI. 334 Then marriage may be said to be past in all quietnesse, When the wife is blind, and the husband deafe.

1940 H. W. THOMPSON Body, Boots & Britches xix. When the wooing is o’er and the maid wed..the neighbours will observe..‘A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.’

1988 Washington Times 8 July E2 Nothing brings out advice mongers like a summer wedding... ‘A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.’


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  • blind — see there’s none so blind as those who will not see when the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch a blind man’s wife needs no paint in the country of the blind, the one eyed man is king a deaf husband and a blind wife are always a …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • happy — see if you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life plant a garden call no man happy till he dies happy is the bride that the sun shines on happy is the country… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • husband — see the husband is always the last to know a deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • deaf — see there’s none so deaf as those who will not hear a deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • couple — see a deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • couple — 01. I ll be ready in a [couple] of minutes. 02. Fatima and Oscar make a lovely [couple]. 03. There were just [couples] at the party. I was the only single person there. 04. The old [couple] down the street are celebrating their 50th wedding… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • blind — 01. Only [blind] people are allowed to take dogs on the bus or into restaurants. 02. He ran his car off the road after being [blinded] by an oncoming car. 03. The villagers [blindness] was caused by a parasite living in the river near their homes …   Grammatical examples in English

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  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

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