Idiom:  you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Meaning

Idiom:  you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

  • this phrase expresses the idea that older people can't learn new skills or learn how to do new things

Example sentences

  • My grandfather has 5,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram—who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!
  • Around here, it's true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Some of our employees need to retire. Their attitude is awful and you can't teach an old dog new tricks
  • I've been getting certificates In all the Microsoft applications as proof of my abilities because everyone thinks you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • To get a job, I had to do a temp-to-hire placement through an agency because, at my age, everyone seems to think you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • I hate to say it but sometimes you really can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks but I found if you use a good reward, almost anything's possible.


More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.


Your turn to use the idiom "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.


> > idiom: you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.