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Saying in original language: Wenn zwei sich streiten, freut sich der Dritte.
English translation of the saying: When two people are disputing, a third person is enjoying it.
Language: German
Meaning in English: It means that it is often not a good idea to argue much about something, because it blocks a lot of energy and keeps people from collaboratively achieving a common goal. There might be someone else that will get ahead of them and reach the goal first, because of the blocked energy through the argument.
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"Tra i due litiganti, il terzo gode."
When two people are disputing, the third person is enjoying it.
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