Catch Word #92 – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

In this episode, we look at expressions that tell us that people find it hard to change. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks and a leopard can’t change its spots are two proverbs that aren’t really talking about animals. Maura and Harp talk about the possible reasons that people don’t change easily, as in old habits die hard. Are all these expressions correct or do you think that people can change?

Expressions included in the Study Guide

  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  • Doesn’t matter
  • Stepdad/stepfather
  • Stir fry
  • To be stuck on
  • GPS
  • A heck of a lot
  • A leopard can’t change its spots
  • A dye job
  • To learn something the hard way
  • Who knows?
  • Old habits die hard
  • A shortcut

Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

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