you know what they say

Definition of you know what they say

informal

  1. —used to introduce a common saying or a statement that expresses a common belief Keep trying, and you'll figure it out. You know what they say: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

whatplay
  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

    : often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

    :  who

  1. :  why

    :  in what respect :  how

  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

    :  whatever

    :  any

theyplay
  1. :  he

    :  people

  1. :  to express in words :  state

    :  to state as opinion or belief :  declare

    :  utter, pronounce

  1. :  something that is said :  statement

    :  an expression of opinion

    :  a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. :  about, approximately

    :  for example :  as


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