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familiarity breeds contempt

saying used to say that if you ​know someone very well you ​stoprespecting them because you have ​seen all of ​theirbadqualities
(Definition of familiarity breeds contempt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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