when in rome, do as the romans do

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do definition


When visiting a foreign land, follow the customs of those who live in it. It can also mean that when you are in an unfamiliar situation, you should follow the lead of those who know the ropes.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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