Meaning of “a leopard can't/doesn't change its spots” in the English Dictionary

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"a leopard can't/doesn't change its spots" in British English

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a leopard can't/doesn't change its spots

saying

something you say that means a person's character, especially if it is bad, will not change, even if they pretend that it will

(Definition of “a leopard can't/doesn't change its spots” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)