" Let sleeping dogs lie "
Avoid restarting a conflict.
I knew he was stealing from me but, he is proud and he really needs the money. I preferred to let sleeping dogs lie and to say nothing.
Where did it originate?:
. 19th century but much earlier as a similarly-worded proverb.
Where is it used?:
, but like many proverbs, now considered rather old-fashioned.
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