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English definition of “proverbial”

proverbial

adjective     /prəˈvɜː.bi.əl/ US  /-ˈvɝː-/
as used in a proverb or other phrase: He's got to pull the proverbial finger out.Sentences and expressions well known: his proverbial good humourFame and famous proverbially     /-ə.li/ adverb Fame and famous
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