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ceiling (n):
the overhead upper surface of a covered space
Samples
he hated painting the ceiling
ceiling (n):
(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
ceiling (n):
maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)
ceiling (n):
an upper limit on what is allowed
Samples
he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him.
there was a roof on salaries.
they established a cap for prices

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The rich knows not who is his friend


When you have money, you don't know if people are friendly with you because they like you, or because they like your money. The structure of this saying is difficult. In normal English it would be something like: "Rich people do not know who their friends are."


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