Definition of proverbially adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proverbially

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//prəˈvɜːbiəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɜːrbiəli//
 
 
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in a way that is well known and talked about by a lot of people Reporters are proverbially heavy drinkers.