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    Hindsight is 20-20

    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know the meaning of Hindsight is 20-20. I would also like to know how it can be used correctly. I would be grateful if you would mention a couple of example sentences using the said idiom.

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    Re: Hindsight is 20-20

    Perfect understanding of an event after it has happened; - a term usually used with sarcasm in response to criticism of one's decision, implying that the critic is unfairly judging the wisdom of the decision in light of information that was not available when the decision was made.
    20-20 hindsight - definition of 20-20 hindsight by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Ex: Dad: "Hindsight is 20/20, son, learn from your mistakes." Urban Dictionary: Hindsight is 20/20

    Ex: People say hindsight is 20-20 but the fact is, no matter how badly some decision works out ... Hindsight, Mindsight - Nothing is 20-20 - a Head-Cleaners Shrink Rap, Shrink Think Article

    Ex: (Lyrics)
    Forgive and forget,
    Place all regrets on me,
    No need for apologies
    Hindsight is 20/20.

    Ex: Although hindsight is 20/20, other cities can continue to learn from ...

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