An old horse knows its way (老马识途)

Lǎo mǎ shí tú

Translation: An old horse knows the way.
Somebody who has been doing something for a long time knows a lot about it. An English equivalent would be: “An old hand knows the ropes.”

This proverb originates from Han Feizi, a work written by Han Feizi at the end of the Warring States Period (475 BCE–221 BCE) in China. Like many of his contemporaries, he liked to use fables and stories to….

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