adage adage  /ˈæ dədʒ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Meanwhile, Station Casinos, Tropicana and Herbst Gaming have disproved the adage that you can't lose money owning a casino.
  2. In this study, Currid and Williams take aim at that adage.
  3. When times are tough, the old business adage goes, it's important not to look desperate.

News

  1. The $1.25 Billion Price Tag For Fixing Detroit

    The old adage, 'You have to spend money to save money" is front of mind in Detroit this weekend. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's plan to fix the city isn't just a cost-cutting program. He believes the city needs to spend money, too, and puts the price tag at $1.25 billion.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Bride starts wedding day with visit to dad's grave; photo goes viral

    The old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" seems to be true, after a photo snapped on a bride's wedding day has gone viral -- receiving attention from around the world.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KCRA 3 Sacramento

  3. Dunkin' Donuts worker endures rant in viral video

    The adage, “The customer is always right,” carried a lot of weight for a business when a patron feels wronged, according to KSLA.com. What happens, though, when the wronged patron records a profanity-laden tirade targeting workers? That very scene is the center of an Internet video that has garnered national attention and praise toward a Dunkin’ Donuts employee who bore the weight of the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

Quotes

  1. "Perhaps in future it would be better if all involved accepted the age-old adage that private parties are just that," Rothschild said in a letter from his home in Switzerland. "It ill behoves all political parties to try and make capital at...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Nathan Mayer Rothschild Source: Reuters

  2. "Any time you play the Colts and Peyton Manning, the old adage is true: It's hard to score when you're not on the field," Ravens coach Brian Billick said.
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Brian Billick Source: Forbes

  3. "It can be scary because you know [Detroit is] going to come out fighting," Sharper said. "That old adage of a dog backed into a corner. They're going to know that we're the first-place team now in the NFC North and they're going to give us...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Darren Sharper Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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