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Definition of Proverbial

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

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

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

More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful '70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun.
Eric Alterman

I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: 'A long time ago, in the future.' Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future.
Romeo LeBlanc
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Proverbial Translations

proverbial in Spanish is proverbial

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