something said, especially a proverb or apothegm.
Idioms about saying
go without saying, to be completely self-evident; be understood: It goes without saying that you are welcome to visit us at any time.
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This week I also gave a lot of thought to many of the sayings in our lexicon that need updating.Some 4 a.m. Brainstorming on How to Make Obama Tougher Than Putin | Annabelle Gurwitch | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sometimes he would send odd sayings, like “Sex does a body good.”Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed | Abigail Pesta | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here are some more of these full-bodied writings and sayings that only this vigorous appreciator could bring us for so many years.Robert Hughes’s Best Quotes on Art, Australia, and More | | August 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
On May 24, at a political rally in South Tel Aviv, politicians egged on a crowd with sayings like, “Sudan is not here.”
But new wisdom is constantly being created, and many sayings have gone “viral” in the 20th and 21st centuries.
He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Since that he has made his almanacs without weatherwise sayings, leaving every man to guess for himself.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The work is dedicated to Humphrey King, a tobacconist, and is full of curious sayings in regard to the plant.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
She has been associated with Deppe for years in teaching, and "keeps all his sayings and ponders them in her heart."Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
His sayings come to us through several hands, and through more than one translation.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for saying
a maxim, adage, or proverb
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