Entry from US English dictionary
A proverbial saying.
- What was that wise saw about forgetting nothing and learning nothing?
- The judgment delivered by the Supreme Court in the instant case is replete with wise saws for all the lower courts to follow.
- The new-comer was social, the old settler ‘kept himself to himself,’ as the wise saw has it.
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Syllabification: wise saw
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