adj. 1. Of or like a wise or witty folksaying. 2. Well-known; notorious; frequently spoken of.

synonyms: time-honored, familiar, accepted. antonyms: abnormal, atypical, unknown
When the young girl went looking for answers from the town sage, all she got was riddle-some, proverbial answers.

Trying to find a textbook in the boy's messy room was reminiscent of the proverbial needle in a haystack.

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