Sticks and stones may break my bones

Sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never hurt me).

something that you say which means that people cannot hurt you with bad things they say or write about you Criticism has never bothered me. Sticks and stones may break my bones, and all that.
See also: and, bone, break, may, Stick, stone
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Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me, especially when spoken in an affectionate manner.
STICKS and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me'' is surely one of the worst lies ever perpetrated.
Tied-up STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES, BUT CHAINS AND WHIPS EXCITE ME.
Now the brave teenager has beaten the condition and is looking forward to the release of her book, Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Forever Hurt Me.
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Forever Hurt Me is being published by Crystal Serenades and will be available from November 21.
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