Definition of 'saying'
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He does recall being presented with a compendium of his most famous sayings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The old saying warns us not to let a crisis go to waste. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No man is a hero to his valet, so the saying goes. The Sun (2010)Nice guys finish last, as the saying goes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You tell a gelding but you ask a mare, as the old horsey saying has it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Know your enemy, the saying goes. Christianity Today (2000)Good fences make good neighbours, so the old saying goes. The Sun (2006)History repeats itself, as the saying goes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As the saying goes, to thine own self be true. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As the saying goes, comedy really is the hardest thing of all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In effect, what these changes have done is to transform the famous old saying about lenders and borrowers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What is said in team meetings stays in team meetings, to adapt the famous saying about life on tour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To paraphrase the famous saying about individuals acting as their own solicitors, the patient who treats himself has a fool for a doctor. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)And it's great to have folk sayings in life like'Who sat on my chair? Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is, as the old saying goes, no place like home. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Still, as the old saying goes, they all count. The Sun (2013)It brings to mind that old saying: 'Be careful what you wish for. The Sun (2013)But as the old saying goes, the front man plays well, the team plays well. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'saying'
British English: saying /ˈseɪɪŋ/ NOUN
A saying is a traditional sentence that people often say and that gives advice or information about life.
We now realize the truth of that old saying: Charity begins at home.
- American English: saying
- Arabic: قَوْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: ditado popular
- Chinese: 说法
- Croatian: izreka
- Czech: rčení
- Danish: talemåde
- Dutch: gezegde
- European Spanish: dicho
- Finnish: sanonta
- French: expression
- German: Sprichwort
- Greek: ρητό
- Italian: detto
- Japanese: ことわざ
- Korean: 말하기
- Norwegian: ordtak
- Polish: powiedzenie
- European Portuguese: ditado popular
- Romanian: proverb
- Russian: высказывание
- Spanish: dicho
- Swedish: ordspråk
- Thai: สุภาษิต
- Turkish: deyim
- Ukrainian: приказка
- Vietnamese: tục ngữ
Definition of saying from the Collins English Dictionary
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