we (all) have to eat a peck of dirt before we die

we (all) have to eat a peck of dirt before we die

proverb Eating a small amount of dirty food or being briefly exposed to slightly unsanitary conditions won't be harmful to one in the long run. Tom is so paranoid about keeping the house spotlessly clean, so I always tell him that we have to eat a peck of dirt before we die. A: "Can I have another apple? Mine fell on the floor." B: " Oh just go on and eat the one you've got—we all have to eat a peck of dirt before we die."
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