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  1. #11
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I wish you all the best.

  2. #12
    What about:
    A ditch in time saves nine (years of ordeal)
    ?

    Just kidding

    FRC

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by green_summer
    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:)
    Congratulations! May the force be with you! :)

  4. #14
    green_summer Guest
    thanks Tdol and Twostep!!:)

    Twostep, what do you mean by " may the force be with you" ? What is the meaning of force ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by green_summer
    thanks Tdol and Twostep!!:)

    Twostep, what do you mean by " may the force be with you" ? What is the meaning of force ?
    It's a famous line from the movie Star Wars. :)

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    What about:
    A ditch in time saves nine (years of ordeal)
    ?

    Just kidding

    FRC
    Did you mean "a stitch in time ..."?

  7. #17
    Did I mean to be fun?

    FRC

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Did I mean to be fun?

    FRC
    ???? I do not understand.

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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 ?
    I found explanations on the Internet but am not sure if they are any good:

    The error committed on impulse may turn out to be the sorrow of a whole life.

    Old sin makes new shame. (I don't know what this is.)

    Do wrong once and you will never hear the end of it.

    Stumbing once leads to eternal.

    One fall becomes eternal regret.

    Once a devil, always a devil.

    A little neglect may breed great mischief.

    Short pleasure, long lament.

    One false step brings everlasting grief.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Did I mean to be fun?

    FRC
    ???? I do not understand.
    I changed the saying on purpose..... It was a play on word.....

    FRC

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