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feed a cold, starve a fever

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  1. feed a cold, starve a fever(Proverb)

    Eating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.

    Etymology: * An old wives' tale that dates back to 1574 from the original "Fasting is a great remedie of feuer."

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How to say feed a cold, starve a fever in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feed a cold, starve a fever in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feed a cold, starve a fever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • τρώμε κρύο, λιμοκτονούνGreek
  • nourrir un rhume, affamer une fièvreFrench
  • кормить холодом, голодать лихорадкойRussian

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  • I always thought that it was a figure of speech. I think the true meaning is that you take care of the cause and not the symphtom. The cold causes the fever therefore you treat the cold.
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