the cobbler should stick to his last

the cobbler should stick to his last

One should do what one is familiar with, experienced in, or skilled at, rather than trying something different and risking failure. After his failed attempts at writing books and hosting a television show, many think the ageing DJ should retire or return to radio— the cobbler should stick to his last.
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THE old saying is still true: the cobbler should stick to his last.