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old wives' tale

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a false idea or belief
  • the belief that going outside with wet hair will cause you to catch cold is just an old wives' tale

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The first known use of old wives' tale was in 1572

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“Old wives' tale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/old%20wives'%20tale. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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