Definition of saying
: something said; especially : adage
Examples of saying in a Sentence
there's an old saying that you should let sleeping dogs lie
Recent Examples of saying from the Web
There’s a saying for this in the writing world: Show.
And yet the saying has endured in the American imagination.
There’s a saying that all of our sailors learn back in boot camp.
And as the saying goes, what goes up must come down.
That outlook is echoed by optimism at some of the top miners, with BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio both saying in March there’s potential for more growth in China’s steel production.
More than a dozen people gathered at 10 a.m. Monday for a short prayer service and the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance as a new lighted flagpole was formally reintroduced into the neighborhood.
There is a saying here about the upper chamber, especially in modern Senate classes overstuffed with ambition and self-regard: Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president.
Agent Rich Cook was once the hapless recipient of 15 or so simultaneous emails from managers/dinner guests, each saying that a different client was planning to drop him.
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First Known Use of saying
SAYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saying for English Language Learners
: an old and well-known phrase that expresses an idea that most people believe is true
SAYING Defined for Kids
Definition of saying for Students
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