Talk:German proverbs - Wikiquote
Sep 17, 2020·Lit. translation: Turn a billy-goat into a gardener. Meaning: To disregard a trustee's harmful conflict of interests. English equivalent: Setting a fox to guard the henhouse. English equivalent: To trust the cat to keep the cream. Den Ast absägen, auf dem man sitzt. Lit. translation: To saw off the branch (bough) you're sitting on.