Definition of 'maxim'
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What has happened to that old but sound maxim of buyer beware? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the oldest maxim in football is that goals change matches. The Sun (2011)The old maxim of going out at the top and leaving them wanting more is still the best. The Sun (2014)IT'S the oldest maxim in sport. The Sun (2013)What is said on the field stays on the field, as the old maxim goes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)ARSENAL fans should remind themselves of the oldest maxim in football. The Sun (2014)A sensible political maxim is to stop digging when you are in a hole. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you are able to follow this maxim successfully, you should end up buying low and selling high. Times, Sunday Times (2015)An old business school maxim says that you can either do what your rivals do and do it better or try to do things differently. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That old maxim will do. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A subsidiary one was the older maxim that those who love animals most, love people the least. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The old maxim is: 'The law does not recognise a part of a day. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In Britain, the old maxim turns out to be truer than you might think. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Planet Fashion's favourite style maxim of mixing strict tailoring with something deliciously light is easy enough to follow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'maxim'
British English: maxim NOUN
A maxim is a rule for good or sensible behaviour, especially one in the form of a saying.
I believe in the maxim 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
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