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English definition of “people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones”

people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

saying
This means that you should not criticize other people for bad qualities in their character that you have yourself.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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