The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs by Frank Percy Wilson
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An idiom is a phrase, saying or a group of words that has a metaphorical not literal meaning, which has become accepted in common usage. An idiom's symbolic sense is quite different from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made. There are estimated to be at least 25, idiomatic expressions in the English language.
Frank Percy Wilson
63 Famous Proverbs and Common Sayings + Proverb Definition
A short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or practical precept. Proverbs used with a sing. Ecclesiastical Terms ecclesiast a wise saying or admonition providing guidance. Switch to new thesaurus. A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true: adage , aphorism , byword , maxim , motto , saw , saying.
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Proverbs are popularly defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. Efforts to improve on the popular definition have not led to a more precise definition. The wisdom is in the observation about the world or a bit of advice, sometimes more nearly an attitude toward a situation. See also English proverbs. Strauss, Emanuel
In other words, a proverb is a short sentence that is full of meaning and sound advice. These little expressions add richness to our speech and allow us to explore and learn new vocabulary. Searching online for Proverbs will result in thousands of results, however, take care! Many sayings are not proverbs; they do not impart good advice or wisdom, and some are even contradictory to each other. In our list that follows we have only included proverbs that state a general truth or piece of advice.