a broken clock is right twice a day

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a broken clock is right twice a day

proverb Even people who are usually wrong can be right sometimes, even if just by accident. From the idea that the stationary hands of a broken clock will still display the correct time at two points during the 24-hour cycle. I know you're sick of Gran's lectures and think she's out of touch, but you can learn a lot from her. Just keep in mind that even a broken clock is right twice a day! A: "You know how I feel about the president, but even I think he's right this time." B: "Even a broken clock is right twice a day."
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