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as\ the\ saying\ goes
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  • as the saying goes — adverb Used before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc. The neighborhood, to our ears, seemed haunted by approaching footsteps; and what between the dead body of the captain on the parlor floor, and the thought of that detestable… …   Wiktionary

  • as the saying goes — as the proverb says, as the phrase goes (directs to some kind of familiar wisdom or aphorism that tries to use folk wisdom in support of a present occurrence) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • as (or so) the saying goes (or is) — used to introduce a proverb, cliché, etc. → saying …   English new terms dictionary

  • The Magic Goes Away — is a fantasy short story written by Larry Niven in 1976, and later expanded to a novella of the same name which was published in 1978. While these works were not the first in the Magic Universe or Warlock series, they marked a turning point after …   Wikipedia

  • (the) story goes (that) … — the story goes (that)… | so the story goes idiom used to describe sth that people are saying although it may not be correct • She never saw him again or so the story goes. Main entry: ↑storyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • so the story goes — the story goes (that)… | so the story goes idiom used to describe sth that people are saying although it may not be correct • She never saw him again or so the story goes. Main entry: ↑storyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the fish always stinks from the head downwards — The freshness of a dead fish can be judged from the condition of its head. Thus, when the responsible part (as the leaders of a country, etc.) is rotten, the rest will soon follow. Gr. ἰχθὺς ἐκ τῆς κεφαλῆς ὄζειν ἄρχεται, a fish begins to stink… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • saying */*/ — UK [ˈseɪɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms saying : singular saying plural sayings a well known statement about what often happens in life Tomorrow s another day, she said, repeating one of her many sayings. as the saying goes (= according to… …   English dictionary

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  • saying — say|ing [ seııŋ ] noun count ** a well known statement about what often happens in life: Tomorrow s another day, she said, repeating one of her many sayings. as the saying goes (=according to the saying): Well, as the saying goes, A problem… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English