takes one to know one


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(It) takes one to know one.

Inf. You are one also. A: You are a stupid oaf. B: So are you. It takes one to know one.
See also: know, one, take
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IT takes one to know one,and the dark genius of poet RS Thomas has now been recognised by that wayward genius Ken Russell, the film director you either love or hate -which will either be great news or a cause for dismay by admirers of the late Gwynedd-based bard if Mr Russell does decide to make a film about him.
It takes one to know one, and Josh Barton knows ``big white guys.
It's interesting that Alex' best signing since becoming Hibs manager has been a player who has slotted into his position as a player - I suppose it takes one to know one.
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It is difficult to understand exactly what insights Brady might have to offer unless one believes that, where serial killers are concerned, it takes one to know one.
Hugh's been telling everyone that it's me that fights like a girl but all I can say is it takes one to know one
Edgar Hoover ate lunch nearly every single day with Clyde Tolson and liked to dress up as a woman--that's why there were no homosexual agents, because "it takes one to know one," and their cover would be blown.
Asked about those comments, Cook (pictured left) joked: "It takes one to know one, I suppose.
On the basis that it takes one to know one - who better to run the city of glitz, gambling and girls, than the man who's kept major Mob figures out of jail?
Well, it takes one to know one and I love all the characters in this great game though naturally, as animal lovers, we all draw the line at doping.
He's a good chef and, as the saying goes, it takes one to know one.
Okay, it takes one to know one but Jeff was hopelessly out of his depth and betting as if there was no tomorrow.
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Strachan's critics say he should be an expert on greetin' faces because it takes one to know one.