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  1. green_summer
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    an idiom

    Sometimes when you do something wrong, that will cause you feel regreted in the whole life, how can I express this in some idioms ?

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    Re: an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by green_summer
    Sometimes when you do something wrong, that will cause you feel regreted in the whole life, how can I express this in some idioms ?
    Try,

    Sometimes you do things that cause you to feel regret for the rest of your life. How can I express that using an idiom?

    I'm not sure about an idiom. What about?

    I regret having married him. (i.e. I should never have married him)
    I regret not having married him. (i.e. I should have married him)
    I regret having not married him. (same as above)

    All the best, :D

  3. green_summer
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    Thanks, Casiopea, I know this way of expression. But since in China, we have such an idiom, I just want to know if there is any relative idioms in English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green_summer
    Thanks, Casiopea, I know this way of expression. But since in China, we have such an idiom, I just want to know if there is any relative idioms in English.
    any related idioms :D

    Sorry. Someone else will definitely know. Hang in there. :D

  5. green_summer
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    ok, I will be waiting for someone to reply this question. Anyway, thanks Casiopea.:):)


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    This doesn't not answer your question altogether (these are not idioms)but here it is anyway:

    It will haunt you for the rest of your life.
    These bitter memories will be engraved on your mind.
    You'll rue it for the rest of your life.
    You'll suffer the pangs of remorse for the rest of your life.

    FRC


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    It will stick with you.

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    Re: an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by green_summer
    Sometimes when you do something wrong, that will cause you feel regreted in the whole life, how can I express this in some idioms ?
    Try,

    Sometimes you do things that cause you to feel regret for the rest of your life. How can I express that using an idiom?

    I'm not sure about an idiom. What about?

    I regret having married him. (i.e. I should never have married him)
    I regret not having married him. (i.e. I should have married him)
    I regret having not married him. (same as above)

    All the best, :D
    If you marry him, you'll live to regret it.
    :)

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    Re: an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by green_summer
    Sometimes when you do something wrong, that will cause you feel regreted in the whole life, how can I express this in some idioms ?
    Not many idioms come to mind.

    Act in haste, repent in leisure.
    You will rue the day you made this decision.
    You're going to regret this.

  8. green_summer
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    I am really going to get married at the end of this year, I hope I won't say " I regret having married him" in the future..........:P:)

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