come in out of the rain, know enough to

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come in out of the rain, know enough to

Show common sense. Alluding to having enough sense to seek shelter, this hyperbolic phrase is often used in the negative, as in Peter doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain. [Late 1800s]
See also: come, enough, know, of, out
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Another comforting place to duck in out of the rain is Parnassus Books (5 Creek St.