if you lie with dogs, you will get fleas

if you lie with dogs, you will get fleas

proverb If one spends time with bad people, one will suffer in some way (often by becoming like said associates). I worry about my brother hanging out with all those troublemakers—if you lie with dogs, you will get fleas, you know?
See also: flea, get, if, lie, will
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