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Oil and water don't mix

This page is about the saying "Oil and water don't mix"

Possible meaning:
If you add oil to water, the oil tries to stay separate. This proverb is a way of saying that certain people or characteristics do not go together.

Quick Quiz

You could say "oil and water don't mix" about two people who

a. don't drink

b. don't get on together

c. don't look the same

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Contributor: Josef Essberger