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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child rate
(Expression) If a child is not disciplined, they will become spoiled and will continue to misbehave.(originally from the 1800s to early 1900s-when a rod was used to hit children who misbehaved).
Usage: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow:
Ichabod was a school teacher. His motto was "Spare the Rod, and Spoil the Child."


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