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Definition of Proverbial


  1. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial.
  2. Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.

Proverbial Quotations

As the Tories know, the problem with setting yourself up as a shining example for others to follow is that when you get caught out, that proverbial substance really hits the fan.
Jo Brand

Families, generally, suck. And I say that as someone who, like my husband, had parents who proved the proverbial exception to the rule.
Julie Burchill

I was a litigation lawyer, following the crowd off the proverbial cliff, when I pressed the pause button.
Robin S. Sharma

If you check your ego at the door when it comes to comedy, you've got a pretty good shot at making a great movie that you can commit yourself to, you can jump off the proverbial cliff with, and have a great time, and the audiences respond to that.
Dwayne Johnson

The lesson is, because there will be many lemons in life, to learn to make the proverbial lemonade - and be open and honest. That's the best way of doing damage control and positioning yourself for success.
Vivek Wadhwa
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Proverbial Translations

proverbial in Spanish is proverbial

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