Practice makes perfect



Doing something over and over makes one better at it.
Frequently doing something makes one better at doing it, as in I’ve knit at least a hundred sweaters, but in my case practice hasn’t made perfect. This proverbial expression was once put as Use makes mastery, but by 1560 the present form had become established.

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  • Practicer

    [prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair. 3. repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency: Practice makes perfect. 4. condition arrived at by experience or exercise: She refused to […]

  • Practicers

    [prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair. 3. repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency: Practice makes perfect. 4. condition arrived at by experience or exercise: She refused to […]



  • Practice-teach

    [prak-tis-teech] /ˈpræk tɪsˌtitʃ/ verb (used without object), practice-taught, practice-teaching. 1. to work as a practice teacher.

  • Practicing

    [prak-ti-sing] /ˈpræk tɪ sɪŋ/ adjective 1. actively working at a profession, especially medicine or law. 2. actively following a specific way of life, religion, philosophy, etc.: a practicing Catholic. [prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long […]



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