Origin of proverbial
Examples from the Web for proverbial
“They left me holding the 5-pound bag with the proverbial 10 pounds in it,” he says.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As they once again invade the safety of the prison that the group calls home, Rick is forced to take up the proverbial sword.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, these “potty-mouthed princesses” curse like proverbial sailors to prove a point.Marcel the Shell Returns, Potty-Mouthed Princesses, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, we left off with Bishop on the soccer field, and Kalinda had her proverbial back against the wall.‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But because it had not erupted in recorded history, it missed the proverbial geological radar screen.
The words bosse and bossu (hunch and hunchback) have various idiomatic and proverbial applications in France.
He was deservedly popular because scrupulously impartial, rigidly just and proverbial for humanity and kindness.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
The railway and vandalism, in the proverbial sense of the word, could not coexist.
And so was fulfilled the proverbial command of Pericles, that Aegina ought not to remain the eyesore of Athens.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This slight action on Poppy's part—this little lurking gleam of disappointment—were as the proverbial last straw to poor Jasmine.The Palace Beautiful|L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for proverbial
Word Origin and History for proverbial
early 15c. (implied in proverbially.), from Late Latin proverbialis "pertaining to a proverb," from proverbium (see proverb).