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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An old saying that tells something wise.

Usage examples (35)
  • There is a southern proverb - fine words butter no parsnips.
  • The proverb translates as advice to carry out a task in secret.
  • If the proverb is accurate, we should get a list of 40 days.
  • The proverb is "Keep the Army busy and keep the Army away." for more
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