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Old wife’s tale


Uneducated or archaic belief. ‘Old wife’ implies that the advice has been around a long time, but has no value. Fake news. (Compare to Old saw or Old school.)

“Touching a toad does not give you warts, that’s an old wife’s tale.”

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