He may, to be sure, need the pottage, but the price is too great.
The cook has sipped so frequently at the pottage, he will not eat of it when at table.
And you regret that the mess of pottage has not been bigger.
Cut it in two,” he answered, “and season our pottage with one-half of it at a time.
We do not think so meanly of our country that we are willing to sell it for a mess of pottage.
Said Periander, "Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage."
I wish Margaret Louise had not sold her birthright for a mess of pottage.
The musket that he carried some English fool had sold him for a mess of pottage.
He is the sprig of bitter herb that makes the pottage wholesome.
But she had not a word of censure for the heir who had consumed his mess of pottage.