A reference to people who accuse others of things that they are also guilty of.
This expression is usually used in response to an accusation that the accused feels applies equally well to the accuser, for example:
“You should have started your homework by now”
“That’s the pot calling the kettle black, you haven’t even started yours!”
An early use of the expression can be found in Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: "Said the pot to the kettle, get away black-face!"
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
The Steady Running of the Hour
"Exciting, emotionally engaging and amibtious. I loved it!" - Kate Mosse
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.