common saying

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And it was a common saying as the father wanted to ride the tailor out o' the lad, and make a gentleman on him--not but what I'm a tailor myself, but in respect as God made me such, I'm proud on it, for "Macey, tailor", 's been wrote up over our door since afore the Queen's heads went out on the shillings.
Say no more on that subject for thy life, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "for it is displeasing to me; I have already pardoned thee for that, and thou knowest the common saying, 'for a fresh sin a fresh penance.
THERE is a common saying that "no man is perfect", so we slide below that standard of worthiness into imperfection with seemingly popular consent.
TEHRAN (FNA)- We're often told to 'forgive and forget' the wrongs that we suffer -- it turns out that there may be some scientific truth behind the common saying.
The common saying that 'rules are meant to be broken' is at the root of both creative performance and dishonest behavior," lead researcher Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School said.
It was a common saying from the RAF NCOs to those of us who were not of sufficient rank to be included amongst them (and I apologise for the use of the correct saying): "I'm no poncy officer, I work for a living
Felinheli's Ceri Wynn Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys, an adjudicator, said: "It's a common saying 'the standard was very high' but now I know the meaning of that phrase.
It has a few different meanings but the one that makes the most sense for this common saying is: to be low in rank, importance or status.
MISFITS Channel 4, 10pm As the common saying goes, all good things surely must come to an end.
There is a common saying that if you remember the sixties, you weren't there.
It is a common saying in football that 2-0 is a dangerous situation at half-time.
A reworking of the common saying might apply to this case scenario: out of ear, out of mind.