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marry in haste, repent at leisure

Definition of marry in haste, repent at leisure in English:

proverb Those who rush impetuously into marriage may spend a long time regretting doing so.
Example sentences
  • ‘In wartime you didn't waste a lot of time. We got a lot of comments like ‘marry in haste, repent at leisure’ but none of that happened.’
  • You know what they say - marry in haste, repent at leisure.
  • On a more domestic note, the old refrain, marry in haste, repent at leisure strikes a chord.
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