a hedge between keeps friendship green

a hedge between keeps friendship green

proverb Friendships are more likely to be successful when there is a level of space and privacy between the friends. The reason their friendship has lasted as long as it has is because they respect each other's privacy. A hedge between keeps friendship green. Quit meddling in their affairs! Haven't you ever heard the saying "a hedge between keeps friendship green"? It's great that you're so closely involved in each other's lives, but don't forget—a hedge between keeps friendship green.
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A hedge between keeps friendship green.

Prov. Your friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other's privacy. Lynne and I are the best of friends, but we often like to spend time apart. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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