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sticks and stones may break my bones, (but words can never hurt me)

child's expression
said in order to show that people cannot be hurt by unpleasant things that are said to them
(Definition of sticks and stones may break my bones, (but words can never hurt me) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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