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Letter "U" » umbrella
«It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains.»
«When two men share an umbrella, both of them get wet.»
«He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain»
Author: Douglas Jerrold
«Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.»
Author: James Russell Lowell
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, temporary expedient
«Life with Mary was like being in a telephone booth with an open umbrella-no matter which way you turned, you got it in the eye.»
«A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.»
«I wouldn't touch a superlative again with an umbrella.»
«A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain»