Definition of saying noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

saying

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈseɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪɪŋ//
 
 
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a well-known phrase or statement that expresses something about life that most people believe is wise and true ‘Accidents will happen’, as the saying goes.Extra examples It was one of my mother’s favourite sayings. My boss’s favourite/​favorite saying is ‘Don’t work harder, work smarter’. traditional sayings about the weather ‘Accidents will happen,’ as the saying goes. the sayings of Jesus/​the Prophet/​Chairman Mao
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