I always wondered the meaning of this phrase, until I stumbled across this thread. That knowledge is nice, but the saying itself is now pretty antiquated.
Responses for modern equivalents?
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“Don't look a gift horse in the mouth” synonyms?
ingratitude or to be ungrateful OED
- Want or absence of gratitude; indisposition to acknowledge or reciprocate benefits received; unthankfulness; ungratefulness.
Defeating ingratitude in our kids is largely dependent on them seeing gratitude in us. Fox News Nov 18, 2018
Related, but also antiquated: "Don't bite the hand that feeds you!"
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