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The Dogs and the Fox – English Fairy Tale

Last updated on July 22, 2022 | 64 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Dogs and the Fox – An English fairy tale from Aesop’s Fables with a podcast and a list of vocabulary and expressions to improve your listening and vocabulary

Source of story: Gutenberg Project at www.gutenberg.org

The Dogs and the Fox

Some dogs, finding the skin of a lion, began to tear it in pieces with their sharp teeth.

A fox, seeing them, said, “If this lion were alive, you would soon find out that his claws were stronger than your teeth.”

Related idiom or proverb

It is easy to kick a man that is down.

To kick a man when he’s down is to attack at the persons weakest moment. It defies the gentlemanly code of ethics, and does detract from reputation. Used literally or figuratively, it still has pretty much the same meaning.

Source of definition: https://www.urbandictionary.com/

English vocabulary and expressions

  1. Claw: animal’s sharp nail
  2. To defy: to openly resist someone or something, disobey
  3. Code of ethics: a system of moral principles
  4. To detract: to take something away, reduce, diminish

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