An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use. (noun)
Examples of word adage
We will begin today with a demonstration of some of the basic, yet difficult ballet exercises, what we call the adage portion of our class, to be performed by my primary class students.
While the old adage is certainly true -- there are only two kinds of wine; those you like, and those you don't -- it's not true that there aren't discernible qualities in wine that should be evident to most consumers.
Just goes to show the old adage is true, you can take the monkey out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the monkey.
A popular Wall Street adage is that gridlock is good because it keeps the government from implementing new policies that further intervene in the private economy.
He said the aged adage is loyal - once we get married, the sex stops.
"A popular Wall Street adage is that" gridlock is good "because it keeps the government from implementing new policies that further intervene in the private economy," the report said.
But sometimes this old adage is still the most apt: "The best way to get published by Marvel and DC is to get published elsewhere first."
In the current era of testing for performance-enhancing substances, that adage is coming into favor again.