the cobbler walks barefoot ??


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What is the nickname to someone who cars for other pepole and forget to take care for himself, or for example, to someone who has a store for writing implements, but he can't find a pen in his home when he needs.
Is it "the cobbler walks barefoot" or something like that?
Thank you
  • DCPaco

    Senior Member
    Spanish of Mexico/ English of the USA
    I've heard: The cobblers children are always barefooted.

    Also: The blacksmith's mare and the cobbler's children are the worst shod.
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