You can't teach an old dog new tricks
People who have long been used to doing things in a particular way will not abandon their habits. (Compare It's never too late to mend.)
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Words nearby You can't teach an old dog new tricks
You can't have your cake and eat it too, You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear, You can't squeeze blood from a turnip, You can't take it with you, You can't teach an old dog new tricks, You can't unscramble an egg, you can't win, you can't win 'em all, you could cut it with a knife, you'd
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