a dog that will fetch a bone will carry a bone

a dog that will fetch a bone will carry a bone
A gossip carries talk both ways.

1830 R. FORBY Vocabulary of East Anglia 429 ‘The dog that fetches will carry.’—i.e. A talebearer will tell tales of you, as well as to you.

1941 L. I. WILDER Little Town on Prairie XV. So Nellie twisted what you said and told it to Miss Wilder... ‘A dog that will fetch a bone, will carry a bone.’

1959 E. SCHIDDEL Devil in Bucks County II. iii. All this gossip reminded Shirley..of the saw The dog who brings a bone also will carry one away.

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