old wives' tale

NOUN
  1. a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth
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  • It's not true that if trees have a lot of fruit in the autumn it will be a cold winter - that's just an old wives' tale.
  • Ann Bradley dispels the old wives' tales and gives the medical facts.
  • That old wives' tale about not putting anything smaller than your elbow inside your ear? Times, Sunday Times
  • And so the old wives' tale continues.
  • Mine is a generation without old wives' tales or handy money-saving hints.
  • A review of scientific studies compiled in Britain finds that the notion that Vitamin C wards off the common cold is nothing more than an old wives' tale.
  • A review of scientific studies compiled in Britain finds that the notion that Vitamin C wards off the common cold is nothing more than an old wives' tale.
  • Every group of people has an old wives' tale like this: When people are living happily sometime, there came a bad guy.
  • My father tells me that when he was in heder in Brooklyn, he showed the rabbi a book with pictures of dinosaurs, which the rabbi promptly declared a ‘goyishe bubbemiseh’ (gentile old wives' tale).
  • I think it's an old wives' tale that make-up ruins the skin.
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