Leopard can't change its spots meaning

What does the saying 'Leopard can't change its spots' mean?

Idiom: Leopard can't change its spots


The idiom 'a leopard can't change its spots' means that people cannot change basic aspects of their character, especially negative ones.

("A leopard doesn't change its spots" is also used.)

Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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