This is a game I used to play as a kid. You take a common phrase (it doesn't actually have to be a proverb) and make the language as convoluted and obscure as you possibly can, then everyone tries to guess the phrase. For example: "Performing the act of repairing a rend, by rejoining woven material by securing it with a reinforcing filament, in a timely manner relative to the first appearance of discontinuity, negates the future expenditure of effort to the extent of thrice three times the exertion required in the original instance." = "A stitch in time saves nine." Consulting references, such as the dictionary or thesaurus, either in composing or deciphering is against the rules. Anybody want to play? Here's one: "Engaging in discussions pertaining to matters avian and apiarian in nature."