If you want a girl to win, you must with her mother begin

posted Jun 24, 2016, 6:59 AM by Muayad Jajo   [ updated Jun 26, 2016, 11:19 PM ]
This proverb means that if a man wants to marry a girl, he should start by impressing her mother. It reflects the traditional belief that mothers are very influential.

Example in conversation:
"Listen, Jack. You want to marry Susan. But you will not stand a chance as long as you keep insulting her mother. If you want a girl to win, you must with her mother begin. You know that old proverb, don't you?"