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saying

noun
     
say‧ing W3 [countable]
a well-known short statement that expresses an idea most people believe is true and wise [= proverb]:
You can't judge a book by its cover, as the old saying goes.
WORD FOCUS: phrase WORD FOCUS: phrase
similar words: expression, idiom, cliche, metaphor, saying, turn of phrase


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phrase

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