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    may not live to regret it

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the expression "may not live to regret it."

    "And if I hear any complaints from Ms. Wu, the person she's complaining about may not live to regret it. Am I understood?" It's the battle commander talking to his subordinate officers.

    Does the expression mean that the person will be severely punished (up to death)?


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    Re: may not live to regret it

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the expression "may not live to regret it."

    "And if I hear any complaints from Ms. Wu, the person she's complaining about may not live to regret it. Am I understood?" It's the battle commander talking to his subordinate officers.

    Does the expression mean that the person will be severely punished (up to death)?
    I don't know the nature of the novel you're reading, KLPNO, but usually it just means that the person will be in big big trouble. In the novel you're reading it COULD entail death but normally, obviously, no it doesn't mean death.

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    Re: may not live to regret it

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I don't know the nature of the novel you're reading, KLPNO, but usually it just means that the person will be in big big trouble. In the novel you're reading it COULD entail death but normally, obviously, no it doesn't mean death.
    Thank you very much, riverkid.

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