sticks and stones


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sticks and stones

A shorthand way of referring to the phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," a childish rebuttal to teasing or other harsh speech. A: "There are some pretty unflattering rumors circulating about you now." B: "Oh, who cares? Sticks and stones."
See also: and, stick, stone
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