Meaning of “saying” in the English Dictionary

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"saying" in British English

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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)

"saying" in American English

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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)