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  • n. a cliché, saying, or overused expression; especially a proverb or maxim

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Examples

  • Chief of the Ifrits,” said the Fisherman, “I do thee good and thou requitest me with evil! in very sooth the old saw lieth not when it saith: —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now it came to pass that one day, the fox went to a vineyard and saw a breach in its walls; but he mistrusted it and said to himself, Verily, for this breach there must be some cause and the old saw saith, ‘Whoso seeth a cleft in the earth and shunneth it not and is not wary in approaching it, the same is self-deluded and exposeth himself to danger and destruction.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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