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it's ill waiting for dead men's shoes
proverb A phrase warning one against awaiting their inheritance (and thus anticipating another's death). I know you'll get a lot of money when your grandfather dies, but it's ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
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It's ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
Prov. You should not be eager for someone to die so that you inherit something. Phil: Why should I bother to learn some kind of trade? I'll be rich when Grandpa dies and leaves me all his money. Alan: It's ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
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