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even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then

Even people who are usually wrong can be right sometimes, even if just by accident. I know you're sick of Gran's lectures and think she's out of touch, but you can learn a lot from her. Just keep in mind that even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then A: "You know how I feel about the president, but even I think he's right this time." B: "Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then."
See also: acorn, and, blind, even, every, find, hog, now

even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while

Even people who are usually wrong can be right sometimes, even if just by accident. I know you're sick of Gran's lectures and think she's out of touch, but you can learn a lot from her. Just keep in mind that even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while! A: "You know how I feel about the mayor, but even I think he's right this time." B: "Even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while."
See also: acorn, blind, can, even, find, once, pig, while

great oaks from little acorns grow

Large and powerful things once were very small and insignificant. It's hard to believe that her successful clothing line was once a small business run from her tiny studio apartment. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak

like stealing acorns from a blind pig

Very simply and easily accomplished. If you think that this game will be like stealing acorns from a blind pig, you're seriously underestimating your opponents. These idiots don't have any idea where their finances go into or come out of each month, so skimming a bit off the top will be like stealing acorns from a blind pig.
See also: acorn, blind, like, pig, steal

mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Large and powerful things once were very small and insignificant. It's hard to believe that her successful clothing line was once a small business run from her tiny studio apartment. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, grow, little, mighty, oak

Great oaks from little acorns grow, and Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

Prov. Immense things can come from small sources. Don't tell lies, not even small ones. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, and, great, little, mighty, oak

like stealing acorns from a blind pig

Rur. very easy. Getting Mary to sign the house over to me was like stealing acorns from a blind pig. Tom: Was it hard to fool so many people? Charlie: Nope. It was like stealing acorns from a blind pig.
See also: acorn, blind, like, pig, steal

great oaks from little acorns grow

People say great oaks from little acorns grow when they want to say that large and successful things can begin in a small way. It is going to take at least five seasons before the new club can take its rightful place in the third division. Still, great oaks from little acorns grow. Note: Other adjectives can be used instead of great and little. Henry Ford did not start his operations by hiring 330,000 employees and opening hundreds of factories in his first year. Remember, mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow. Note: Acorns are the nuts that grow on oak trees.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak

great/tall ˌoaks from little acorns ˈgrow

(saying) large and successful organizations, businesses, etc. sometimes begin in a very small or modest way: Welcome to my new website! It may not look much at the moment, but great oaks from little acorns grow!
An oak is a large tree and the acorn is its fruit.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak, tall
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Ysgol Trefonnen, Llandrindod Wells (above), bagged up more than 250kg, in the process becoming inaugural winners of the Golden Acorn Award.
Acorns Chief Executive Toby Porter says: "We are so proud to have reached such a significant milestone.
Toby added: "We hope the Duke will gain a real insight to our work at Acorns as he meets our incredible and dedicated staff and volunteers at the hospice and hears first hand from the families and children we care for.
Days later the acorns were moved over to the Cathedral Garden, and eventually stolen.
Explain that if they leave acorns in this jar they will then grow on their own, but the key is to leave the acorns in the jar for as long as they can.
Palatable processed acorns are a "must-have" good eating item upon shop and store shelves and within restaurants as an appetizing dish, especially in South Korea.
"This year is a great acorn year so we hope that lots of groups will want to get outside, raise some money, and help ensure there will be plenty of Welsh oaks for the future." Groups can drop their acorns off at their local NRW office between October 16 and November 3.
Acorns is an investment app in the US that allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically invest the change into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by asset managers, including Vanguard and Blackrock.
All Acorns users can get started with as little as USD5, and by connecting a debit or credit card to an account investors can invest spare change automatically from everyday purchases into a diversified portfolio.
If you hunt where both white oak and red oak trees grow, your best bet will be to focus your scouting and hunting time near white oaks if they produced acorns that year.
Acorns are not often harvested and used for food, even though oak trees grow across the United States.
I then realised that it was an acorn. His owner commented that Splodge had been eating acorns with some relish recently!
Not all acorns are alike, and tree squirrels respond to the differences in their feeding and food-storing behavior.