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"One takes the odor of one's company." What does this mean to you?

  1. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image95
    Gina Welds-Hulseposted 19 months ago

    "One takes the odor of one's company."  What does this mean to you?

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    Cissy1946posted 19 months ago

    Sounds like the same idea as "Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas."

  3. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 19 months ago

    If yo pt certain foods in the refrigerator uncovered they often take on the smells of other things in their with them. Similarly, if the people you associate with are unsavory their bad traits will rub off on you.

    1. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image95
      Gina Welds-Hulseposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Have you heard the saying, "One rotten apple in the basket affects the rest?"    What about "Birds of a feather flock together?"  Would these be a derivative of the posted idiom?

    2. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, they would both have a very similar meaning. "Birds of a feather flock together" is not necessarily a bad connotation however.

  4. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image95
    Gina Welds-Hulseposted 19 months ago

    So what other idioms can you think of that mean the same as this one posted?

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Shit sticks! smile

    2. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image95
      Gina Welds-Hulseposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      I must admit, I busted out with laughter, John!

    3. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Well, you did ask, Gina. Glad you got a laugh out of it though smile

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      Cissy1946posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      That works...

    5. FatFreddysCat profile image99
      FatFreddysCatposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      If you hang around a piece of s*** long enough you'll start to smell like it.

  5. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 19 months ago

    Your friends are the people you choose to be like and like to be with. Thus your friends are a reflection of your values and priorities, whether it is a den of thieves or virtuous circle.

 
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