there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle

there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle

proverb Even in old age, people are still capable of great creative or physical feats. Bet you didn't think your grandpa could lift that much on the bench press, did ya? Well, there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle, my boy! The former police officer, nearly in her 80s, managed to wrestle the culprit to the ground and subdue him until officers proper arrived. It's true what they say, there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle!
See also: fiddle, good, many, old, on, play, tune
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There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

Prov. Old people can be very capable. Just because Nigel is old doesn't mean he's useless. There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
See also: fiddle, good, many, old, on, play, tune
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle

someone's abilities do not depend on their age. proverb
1997 Times Old Star remained as cool and collected as if he had been training for this day for months. Which only goes to show that there is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
See also: fiddle, good, many, old, on, play, tune
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