em casa de ferreiro, o espeto é de pau

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: “In (the) blacksmith's house, the skewer is (made) of wood”. Compare Spanish en casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo (in the blacksmith's house, wooden knife).

Proverb[edit]

em casa de ferreiro, o espeto é de pau

  1. the shoemaker's children go barefoot (one often neglects those closest to oneself)