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Proverbs containing the word New

There is nothing new under the sun

The phrase 'under the sun' means 'in the world'. Even the very latest novelty is only something revived. As the French paradox has it : 'There... Read more →

No news is good news

Bad news is an urgent matter and people usually write off at once to tell their relatives or friends. Good news, of course, can be just as... Read more →

New brooms sweep clean

People newly appointed to post tend to make big changes. Like new brooms, they do their work thoroughly. When Mrs Bristow retired, Miss Parsons... Read more →

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks

You cannot easily make people change their usual habits, especially when people have been doing something for a long time. As people get older... Read more →

Do not put new wine into old bottles

At first sight this would seem to imply that it is false economy to use wine bottles more than once, and that the saying means the same as, for... Read more →