Definition of 'adage'
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The old adage is that content is king. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It all proves the old adage that you wait an hour for a bus and then three come along at the same time. The Sun (2016)The old adage of no smoke without fire also applies to'no cancer without mutation '. The Sun (2016)Forget the old adage about women in an emotional crisis cutting their hair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the result proves the adage that being good at snooker is a sign of a youth spent in smoky halls. The Sun (2006)But the adage is true generally. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You should remember the adage that houses are for nesting, not investing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You can't please all of the people all of the time goes the adage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Of course you've heard the old adage that marriage is about compromise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was a casebook addict, one who proved the adage that drink finally takes the man. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)Or so the adage now goes following news that we're the busiest people in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The old adage is true: personality helps. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It isn't a redundancy to say old adage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As the adage goes, education is its own reward. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But then it is an old adage that "success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan". Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)We would do well to remember the adage about defence being the first duty of government and we ignore the lessons of history at our peril. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It gives real meaning to the old adage that justice must not only be done, but be seen to be done. The Sun (2006)The old adage that the bookmaker always wins is fast being turned on its head, at least when it comes to tax and regulation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You know the old adage, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Christianity Today (2000) Remember the adage: One volunteer is worth ten pressed men. The Sun (2010)It proves the adage about this race: it is the Everest of the seas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As the old adage goes: 'A weed is just a plant in the wrong place. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As the adage goes, money can't buy taste. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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