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sayingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈseɪ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈseɪ.ɪŋ/
C1 a well-known wise statement that often has a meaning that is different from the simple meanings of the words it contains: As the saying goes, "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched."

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(Definition of saying from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sayingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈseɪ·ɪŋ/
a well-known expression or wise statement: I hate T-shirts with sayings on them.
(Definition of saying from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “saying”
in Arabic قَول مَأثور, مَثَل…
in Korean 속담, 격언…
in Portuguese ditado, provérbio…
in Catalan dita, refrany…
in Japanese ことわざ, 格言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 格言,警句,谚语…
in Turkish özdeyiş, ata sözü, tâbir…
in Russian пословица, поговорка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 格言,警句,諺語…
in Italian detto…
in Polish powiedzenie…
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