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He is avaricious to a proverb. Could you explain why this sentence use preposition "to" to connect? (I am not the native speaker so sometime the preposition is the challenge to me)
 

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He is avaricious to a proverb. Could you explain why this sentence use preposition "to" to connect? (I am not the native speaker so sometime the preposition is the challenge to me)

That doesn't make any sense to me. "Avaricious" means greedy for wealth, so "avaricious to" doesn't seem right, nor does using the word proverb with it.
 

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It seems to be used in some Russian - English dictionaries with the intended meaning of "his stinginess is proverbial" (or something like this), as much as I could figure it out. :-?
 
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