you can't teach an old dog new tricks Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"you can't teach an old dog new tricks" in British English

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you can't teach an old dog new tricks

saying said to ​mean that it is very ​difficult to ​teach someone new ​skills or to ​change someone's ​habits or ​character
(Definition of you can't teach an old dog new tricks from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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