pot calling the kettle black

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pot calling the kettle black

A situation in which someone accusing another person of a fault is also guilty of the same fault.
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He followed closely after her, and as he reconnoitered from the shadows of the doorway he saw that all the women of the village were hastening to and from the various huts with pots and kettles. These they were filling with water and placing over a number of fires near the stake where the dying victim now hung, an inert and bloody mass of suffering.
But if I should describe the kitchen grate, the prodigious pots and kettles, the joints of meat turning on the spits, with many other particulars, perhaps I should be hardly believed; at least a severe critic would be apt to think I enlarged a little, as travellers are often suspected to do.
As for your high towers and monuments, there was a crazy fellow once in this town who undertook to dig through to China, and he got so far that, as he said, he heard the Chinese pots and kettles rattle; but I think that I shall not go out of my way to admire the hole which he made.
When we next saw Erik, he was singing the theme from Titanic on Britain's Got Talent while Simon Cowell mocked his ability to speak proper English - I know, pots and kettles! - and David Walliams used his song choice as an excuse to wheel out his tired old My Simon routine.
* Four-panel Windshield--Perfect for keeping wind away from lead sheath cable installation work materials, this shield features a welded steel grate and supporting brackets, providing broad support for large solder melting pots and kettles.
While the brand has since expanded its product range to an array of hand mixers, blenders and sandwich-makers, its strengths still lie in electric coffee pots and kettles. Proof can be found in its catalogue that lists seven kinds of kettles for those with different budgets.
Some have displayed giant replicas of traditional items such as tea and coffee pots and kettles, many adorned in the colours and design of the Qatari flag.
I am reminded of the well-known observation about pots and kettles. DR ROBYN LEWIS, Rhodfa's Mor, Nefyn, Ger Pwllheli, Gwynned.
Used pots and kettles for heating water are easily found.
Pots and kettles when Trinny & Susannah (ITV, Wed) encounter a boob-lifting contraption.
Referring to Labour's promise before coming to power, Sir John told ITV's Jonathan Dimbleby show: "It points out the hypocrisy of what they said at the time: 'purer than pure', 'whiter than white', 'tough on sleaze, tough on the causes of sleaze'." Labour MP Andrew MacKinlay hit back: "Pots and kettles spring to mind."
* To remove rust from iron pots and kettles, fill the pot with as much hay as it will hold, add water to the top rim, and boil for several hours.