Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Old as Adam.

 Old World.Old as Methuselah. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old as Adam.
 
Generally used as a reproof for stating as news something well known. “That’s as old as Adam,” or was known as far back as the days of Adam. (See OLD AS METHUSELAH.)   1
 


 Old World.Old as Methuselah. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors