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wise saw

Syllabification: wise saw

Definition of wise saw in English:

noun

A proverbial saying.
Example sentences
  • 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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