- skip - Brewer’s

Old Dogs will not Learn New Tricks

.

In Latin, “Senex psittacus neglĭgit ferŭlam” (An old parrot does not mind the stick). When persons are old they do not readily fall into new ways.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Old Scratch
Old Song
Old Style—New Style
Old Tom
Old Women
Old World
Old as Adam
Old as Methuselah
Old as the Hills
Old Age Restored to Youth
Old Dogs will not Learn New Tricks
Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
Old Man Eloquent
Old Man of the Moon (The)
Old Man of the Mountain
Old Man of the Sea
Oldbuck
Oldcastle (Sir John)
Oldenburg Horn
Oldest Nation
Oleum Adde Camino