He did not believe in the old saw about the devil being dead.
Well, he who laughs last—you'll remember the old saw; I'll see to that.
As the 'old saw' has it, my dear madam, 'Man proposes, but——'
There is an old saw that declares it to be, like kissing, never out of season.
The first steel plow was made in 1837 from an old saw blade!
There is an old saw that he who ...