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Большой англо-русско-английский словарь

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    proverb

    proverb /ˈprɒvɜːb $ ˈprɑːvɜːrb/ 'British English' 'American English' noun [countable]

    [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: proverbe, from Latin proverbium, from verbum 'word']

    a short well-known statement that gives advice or expresses something that is generally true. ‘A penny saved is a penny earned’ is an example of a proverb. ⇨ saying

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    THESAURUS

    phrase a group of words that have a particular meaning when used together, or which someone uses on a particular occasion: What was the phrase he used to describe her? | I’ve never heard of the phrase before. | The President often used the phrase ‘War on terror’.

    expression a fixed phrase which is used in a language and has a particular meaning: a colloquial expression (=an informal expression used in everyday spoken language) | The old-fashioned expression ‘in the family way’ means pregnant. | a common English expression | I was absolutely knackered, if you’ll pardon the expression (=used when you think someone might be offended by the words you have used).

    idiom a group of words that has a special meaning which you cannot guess from the meanings of each separate word: ‘Under the weather’ is an idiom which means ‘ill’.

    cliché a phrase that is boring and no longer original because people use it a lot: The phrase ‘at the end of the day’ has become a real cliché. | There is some truth in the old cliché that time is a great healer.

    saying/proverb a well-known phrase that gives advice about life: Do you know the saying ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’? | There is an old Chinese proverb which states ‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’.

    slogan a short phrase that is easy to remember, especially one that is used in advertising: advertising slogans | Protesters were shouting anti-government slogans.

    motto a phrase that expresses a person’s or organization’s beliefs and aims: The school motto was ‘Truth and Honour’.

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