there's no fool like an old fool

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used to say that a foolish old person is especially foolish because an old person should have learned from experience not to make the kind of mistakes a young person makes

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“There's no fool like an old fool.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/there's%20no%20fool%20like%20an%20old%20fool. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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