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 adage ['ædɪdʒ]   添加此单词到默认生词本
n. 格言, 谚语

  1. AdAge: OK... but he's you.
    (不过...他不就是你吗?
  2. What's the adage rife in man's mouth?
    脍炙人口的格言是什么?
  3. So much for the adage,' All things in moderation.
    谚语"什么东西都要适度"是我们一直说的。


adage
[ noun ]
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
<noun.communication>


Adage \Ad"age\, n. [F. adage, fr. L. adagium; ad + the root of
L. aio I say.]
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a
proverb.

Letting ``I dare not'' wait upon ``I would,''
Like the poor cat i' the adage. --Shak.

Syn: Axiom; maxim; aphorism; proverb; saying; saw; apothegm.
See {Axiom}.

  1. So I think that adage still holds an enduring truth.
  2. But those who take that adage too literally may be shooting themselves in the portfolio.
  3. Defying the adage against investing in anything that eats, Alice Jane Snyder set out to make a go of show horses, a labor-intensive challenge taken on in the midst of a medical residency.
  4. But with prices like that, Observer is reminded of the old adage that if you look after the pennies, the pounds take care of themselves.
  5. "There's an old grain-trade adage," Mr. Durchholz said: "'Plant in dust, and your bins will bust.'"
  6. A business student may be living proof of the adage that some people will do anything for a buck.
  7. "There's an old adage that you can make better acquisitions when things are out of favor than you can when everything is booming," Mr. Moffett says.
  8. It illustrates the adage: 'If it looks too good to be true, it is too good to be true.' But if Tweedie has his way, it should be more difficult for the story to be repeated.
  9. In so far as Mr John Major, the prime minister, can be said to have pursued a coherent political strategy over the last year that adage, in a nutshell, has been it.
  10. "The role has made me part of the `Star Trek' legend, and it's because of the actor's adage that you never know who's out there," he says.
  11. "If these sources are correct, what it does is confirm the old adage: If you're going to mess up, do it big, because people might not have the resources to do anything about it.
  12. Forget the adage that the camera never lies.
  13. Nov. 23 The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn., on Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin: In the United States, the old adage in determining the political fallout of a major decision is how it will play in Peoria.
  14. The old adage, that companies could afford to use consultants in the good times and couldn't afford not to in the bad times, died with the end of the Thatcher boom years in 1989.
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