from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use. See Synonyms at saying. See Usage Note at redundancy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use.
- n. An old saying, which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pithy saying in current use; a brief familiar proverb; an expression of popular wisdom, generally figurative, in a single phrase or sentence, and of remote origin.
- n. Synonyms Aphorism, Axiom, Maxim, etc. See aphorism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
We will begin today with a demonstration of some of the basic, yet difficult ballet exercises, what we call the adage portion of our class, to be performed by my primary class students.
He said the aged adage is loyal - once we get married, the sex stops.
Just goes to show the old adage is true, you can take the monkey out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the monkey.
"A popular Wall Street adage is that" gridlock is good "because it keeps the government from implementing new policies that further intervene in the private economy," the report said.
But sometimes this old adage is still the most apt: "The best way to get published by Marvel and DC is to get published elsewhere first."
A popular Wall Street adage is that gridlock is good because it keeps the government from implementing new policies that further intervene in the private economy.
While the old adage is certainly true -- there are only two kinds of wine; those you like, and those you don't -- it's not true that there aren't discernible qualities in wine that should be evident to most consumers.
In the current era of testing for performance-enhancing substances, that adage is coming into favor again.
Can't remember the Greek/Latin adage, "Let the buyer beware!"
Because, unfortunately, the old adage is true: writing = ass in chair.