Everyday English – Idioms with the word Dog III


Let’s look at idioms this week that talk about ‘DOGS’

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks


This idiom means it is difficult to make someone change the way they do something. Especially  when they have been doing it the same way for a long time. It is much more difficult to teach an old dog than a puppy.
“You want to teach your grandfather to use a computer? He is 84! You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, you know.
“You want to teach him how to use a computer? Good luck!”

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