The cobbler’s wife…

There are similar sayings to express the same idea like: “The cobbler’s wife goes barefoot” or “The cobbler’s wife is the worst shod” or “The tailor’s wife is the worst clad“, among others.

A “cobbler” is a shoemaker and this expression means that a shoemaker makes shoes for everyone except for his wife. It is the same as the tailor, whose wife is the one that dresses the worst. In Spanish we say “En casa de herrero cuchillo de palo”

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