qui vole un œuf vole un bœuf

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "(he) who steals an egg, steals a cow".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ki vɔl œ̃.n‿œf vɔl œ̃ bœf/

Proverb[edit]

qui vole un œuf vole un bœuf

  1. once a thief, always a thief (Someone dishonest enough to steal a small thing can steal a big thing as well.)