Today, the crossword question is "Chestnut, say". First we find similar definitions for Chestnut, say, Next we will look for a few extra hints for "Chestnut, say". Finally, using all gathered information, we will solve , slangily crossword definition and get the final answer.
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A “saw” is an old adage, a saying.
An “old chestnut” is a joke that is “well worn”. The origin of the expression is very specific. It dates back to a play by William Diamond, first produced in 1816. In the story, one of the characters keeps telling the same joke over and over, with minor variations. The joke is about a cork tree, and an exasperated listener after hearing the joke one time too many refutes the use of the cork tree saying, “A Chestnut. I have heard you tell the joke 27 times and I’m sure it was a Chestnut!”
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