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English definition of “old wives' tale”

old wives' tale

noun [C] uk   /ˌəʊldˈwaɪvzˌteɪl/ us    /ˌoʊld-/
a piece of advice or a theory, often related to matters of health, that was believed in the past but is now known to be wrong
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