curiosity\ killed\ the\ cat

informal
proverb
Getting too nosy may lead a person into trouble.

"Curiosity killed the cat," Fred's father said, when he found Fred hunting around in closets just before Christmas.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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