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shut (or bolt) the stable door after the horse has bolted

Definición de shut or bolt the stable door after the horse has bolted en inglés:

British Try to avoid or prevent something undesirable when it is already too late to do so: to lock up young car thieves is another example of bolting the stable door after the horse has fled
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  • The only samples frozen indefinitely are the ones that have already tested positive - a classic case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.
  • He said: ‘At the moment, we're not allowed to close footpaths until we get swine fever, which really is shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.’
  • It may be a case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, but given the very real sense of injustice felt an explanation from the powers that be is the very least that City and its fans deserve.
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Palabra del día peart
Pronunciación: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful