old saw

old saw
Synonyms and related words:
banality, bromide, chestnut, cliche, commonplace, commonplace expression, corn, familiar tune, hackneyed saying, lieu commun, locus communis, old joke, old song, old story, platitude, prosaicism, prosaism, prose, reiteration, retold story, stereotyped saying, trite saying, triticism, twice-told tale

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  • old saw — noun a cliché, saying, or overused expression; especially a proverb or maxim Hes full of old saws, but hes not much for original advice …   Wiktionary

  • saw — I. /sɔ / (say saw) noun 1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth. 2. any similar tool or device, as a rotating disc in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the teeth. –verb (sawed, sawn or… …  

  • Saw pit — A saw pit or sawpit is a pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed with a long two handled saw by two men, one standing above the timber and the other below. [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sawpit sawpit ] and… …   Wikipedia

  • saw — saw1 [so: US so:] the past tense of ↑see saw 2 saw2 n [: Old English; Origin: sagu] 1.) a tool that you use for cutting wood. It has a flat blade with an edge cut into many V shapes 2.) a short, familiar phrase or sentence that is considered to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Saw (saying) — A saw is an old saying or commonly repeated phrase or idea; a conventional wisdom. While old saw is a common cliché, some consider it a tautology.[1][2] Among various synonyms for saying , dictionaries from 18th century singled out saw as a… …   Wikipedia

  • saw — saw1 sawer, n. sawlike, adj. /saw/, n., v., sawed, sawed or sawn, sawing. n. 1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth. 2. any similar tool or device, as a rotating disk, in which a sharp… …   Universalium

  • saw — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a hand tool having a toothed blade used to cut esp. wood with a to and fro movement. b any of several mechanical power driven devices with a toothed rotating disk or moving band, for cutting. 2 Zool. etc. a serrated organ or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saw — I [[t]sɔ[/t]] n. v. sawed, sawed sawn, saw•ing 1) bui a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth 2) bui any similar tool or device, as a rotating disk, in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the… …   From formal English to slang

  • old story — Synonyms and related words: auld lang syne, banality, bromide, chestnut, cliche, commonplace, commonplace expression, corn, days beyond recall, days of old, days of yore, early times, eld, familiar tune, good old times, hackneyed saying, lang… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • saw — noun the old saw about when the going gets tough Syn: saying, maxim, proverb, aphorism, axiom, adage, epigram …   Thesaurus of popular words

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