two heads are better than one


two heads are better than one
Similar to four eyes see more than two. Quot. 2001 relies on a slang use of head to mean ‘lavatory’.

c 1390 GOWER Confessio Amantis I. 1021 Tuo han more wit then on.

1530 J. PALSGRAVE L’éclaircissement de la Langue Française 269 Two wyttes be farre better than one.

1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. ix. C2v But of these two thynges he wolde determyne none Without ayde. For two hedds are better than one.

1778 S. FOOTE Nabob I. 5 Here comes brother Thomas; two heads are better than one; let us take his opinion.

1979 J. RATHBONE Eurokillers xviii. Two heads are better than one... I’d value your advice.

2001 Washington Post 14 July C12 (Jeff MacNelly’s Shoe comic strip) ‘Roz is having another restroom installed here.’ ‘Then it’s true. Two heads are better than one.’


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