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Making Stew?

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#42180
Fun:*** (2.49)
Difficulty:* (0.99)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:TRILLIONAIRE*us*****

 

 

 



Can you decipher the last line of this rebus?

Object -- Human-interaction -- Boiling Time
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Bowl -- Unnoticed -- 5 mins
Kettle -- Unseen -- 3 mins
Pot -- Monitored -- Never



Answer

A watched pot never boils.

This phrase means: "Something we wait for with impatient attention seems to take forever."
(The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition)

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