PROVERBS WITH THE TITLE : "use"
Idle folks lack no excuses.
Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.
said to mean that:
To bring grist to somebody’s mill.
To flog a dead horse.
said when :
As good be an addled egg as an idle bird
applied to :
A bad excuse is better than none.
The bleating of the kid excites the tiger.
All is fish that comes in the net
A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet
He who excuses, accuses himself
Marriage is a loottery