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A phrase one can say meaning people should not criticize others for faults that they have themselves
Zach told me I had bad taste in music. I replied by telling him that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
by katie was here October 30, 2007
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Commonly misinterpreted as being a proverb warning against hypocrisy. This is incorrect.

The actual meaning is closer to that of "if you can't take it, don't dish it out".

if you are a type of person who is easily offended, do not go around offending people unless you can handle being offended yourself.
Person A - Katie is such a bitch. All I did was say she was a little bit fat, and she's going around calling me a stupid cow behind my back!

Person B - People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
by Dhalphir October 27, 2011

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