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Let sleeping dogs lie

Posted by john on May 17, 2010 at 19:01

In Reply to: Let sleeping dogs lie posted by Al Seif on May 17, 2010 at 09:13:

: What is the origin of "let sleeping dogs lie"?

Chaucer wrote "It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake" in 'Troylus and Crisedye,' 1374. I'm not sure if Geoff actually coined the phrase. It may have already been an old saying , back then.