Idiom:  you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Meaning

Idiom:  you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

  • this phrase expresses the idea that older people can't learn new skills or learn how to do new things

Example sentences

  • My grandfather has 5,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram—who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!
  • Around here, it's true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Some of our employees need to retire. Their attitude is awful and you can't teach an old dog new tricks
  • I've been getting certificates In all the Microsoft applications as proof of my abilities because everyone thinks you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • To get a job, I had to do a temp-to-hire placement through an agency because, at my age, everyone seems to think you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • I hate to say it but sometimes you really can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks but I found if you use a good reward, almost anything's possible.


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