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The meaning of "a bad workman always blames his tools"

" A bad workman always blames his tools "
A proverb that suggests a poor workman tends to look for an excuse for his poor work.
It was really Andy’s fault that the wall he built fell down but he tried to claim that the cement mixer was faulty.
Where did it originate?:
The expression is found in British collections of proverbs from the 16th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but less commonly than 50 years ago.
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