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C'est la paille et la poutre

English translation of C'est la paille et la poutre

It's the straw and the beam

This proverb comes from a biblical saying. It is often used to call out hypocrites, or individuals who criticize minor faults in others while ignoring major faults in themselves. The 'straw' represents a small fault, while the 'beam' represents a bigger fault.

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