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the nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat

The last parts of something are the most enjoyable. Some of my terminally ill patients have said that they enjoy life more once they know that death is imminent. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat, I guess.
See also: meat, nearer, sweeter

nearer the church, the farther from God

Prov. Church officials, or people who live near the church, are not truly pious. Jill: I think our pastor is an evil man. Jane: I didn't think evil men could be pastors. Jill: Of course they can! The nearer the church, the farther from God.
See also: farther, god, nearer
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Coxswain Keith Porter said: "Having a new Lifeboat House nearer to the sea could make all the difference between life and death.
Birmingham is a big city but here is nearer London, where I have Ecuadorean friends.
Not only is this bill good for recyclers," says William Turley, executive director of CMRA and associate publisher of Construction & Demolition Recycling, "it also is good for the taxpayers in the state because in most parts of California recycled aggregates for roadbase are priced lower than natural aggregate, or at least the same price, and they are almost always nearer to the project," he adds.
Not only is this bill good for recyclers," says William Turley, executive director of the CMRA and associate publisher of Construction & Demolition Recycling, "it also is good for the taxpayers in the state because in most parts of California recycled aggregates for roadbase are priced lower than natural aggregate, or at least the same price, and they are almost always nearer to the project so trucking needs are reduced.
Youngster Rosie Wright, left fighting for her life after the Dreamspace inflatable structure tragedy, has been moved to a hospital nearer home.
Others will be invited nearer the event, which will comprise late-night reviews on 7, 8 and 9 September.
We are no nearer an organized withdrawal and Iraq is no nearer stable, democratic government.
Her dreams are nearer at hand, within a few miles, a few years, the right man to love, the right place to go.
It's like going nearer and nearer to the edge of something.
Although CDP solutions are unlikely to replace traditional backup and recovery strategies in the near term, Kashya's new appliance brings the day nearer with an effective one-two punch.
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, a favorite since 14 of the 34 voting countries are Caribbean nations that would benefit from being nearer to the secretariat, got 19 votes.
YOUTHS who have been pestering horses owned by Nuneaton's Riding for the Disabled Association have forced organisers to seek alternative grazing land nearer to the group's Galley Common stables.
This Western eye is looking for something as distant as possible from its own borders, though, paradoxically, those borders are growing ever nearer.
Safe Passage's group therapy urged "each of us to look within ourselves and pray in order to `draw nearer to God' for the answers.