don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggs

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Etymology[edit]

From a 1707 translation by John Stevens of comical works of Francisco de Quevedo (1580 – 1645)

"You would have me teach my grandma to suck eggs"

Proverb[edit]

don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggs

  1. Don't presume to give advice to those who are more experienced.

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