From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsayingsay‧ing /ˈseɪ-ɪŋ/ ●●○ noun [countable] SAYINGa well-known short statement that expresses an idea most people believe is true and wise SYN proverb You can’t judge a book by its cover, as the old saying goes.see thesaurus at phrase
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sayingHow many times have we heard the famous saying, 'Physician heal thyself'?'You're only as old as you feel' -- that's one of my favourite sayings.To paraphrase an old saying, the water has to be there for the horse to be able to drink.The more often you play the flute, the better you'll get. Remember the old saying, practice makes perfect.Known for his quirky sayings, Kahn taught his pupils always to ask the building what it wanted to be.What followed, as the saying goes, shook the world.Like father, like son, as the saying goes -- by the time Tim was eight, he was already a budding entrepreneur.So one thing, as the saying goes, led to another.Think about these sayings which predict the weather and any other sayings you can collect from your family and friends.These sayings have direct reference to the existence of scale and levels of being both in man and in the Cosmos.However, like that about poverty, this saying talks about mourning in a spiritual sense.If you're looking for a reason, goes one of Balloonland's wisest sayings, then apply your own pin.