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proverbial

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishproverbialpro‧ver‧bi‧al /prəˈvɜːbiəl $ -ɜːr-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 the proverbial something2 SLSAYINGrelating to a proverb 🔊 a proverbial expression3 SAYINGwell known by a lot of people 🔊 His modesty is proverbial.proverbially adverb
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proverbialThe result was a level of corruption which became proverbial.From an easygoing girl she had metamorphosed into some one who wanted the proverbial all-or-nothing relationship.Santorini is about as stable as the proverbial blancmange.They speak an extraordinarily complex language rich in vocabulary, idiom, and proverbial expression.Today, South Park offers a self-fulfilling buzz, a spot with that proverbial Left Bank feel about it.Naturally, there is the proverbial robin - well, robins to be precise.Ah, yes: The proverbial three-hour tour.It was as if the strength of the sea had turned to the proverbial water.proverbial expressionThey speak an extraordinarily complex language rich in vocabulary, idiom, and proverbial expression.
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