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Re: "You don't know what you have"

Posted by Lewis on July 25, 2003

In Reply to: Re: "You don't know what you have" posted by Henry on July 24, 2003

: : : Am I right that there is an expression that goes: "You don't know what you have until you lose it." or something like that? If yes, what other expressions are there which mean something similar or opposite?

: : "You never miss the water till the well runs dry"--that's an old one.

: Don't it always seem to go,
: You don't know what you've got til it's gone.
: They paved paradise,
: Put up a parking lot.
: Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell

Familiarity breeds contempt
and
a prophet is never honoured in his home town
are two.