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the best-laid plans

Said when something ends poorly or differently than expected, despite preparations for success. It is an abbreviated version of the full proverb "the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray." I always thought our marriage was stable and that we'd be together forever. I guess it's true what they say, though, the best-laid plans and all that. A: "I've been working on this project for six months, and now, right before it's due, they tell me they want something completely different." B: "That's rough. The best-laid plans, I suppose."
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Smith was left annoyed and frustrated when his best laid plans were booted into touch by the people paid to carry them out at The Hawthorns.
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Bridegroom Chris, 25, of Morley, near Leeds, said: "Having the Danes stay at the hotel put the mockers on our best laid plans we had been perfecting for a year.
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However, Coun Grant warned the council's best laid plans could be scuppered by the announcement in February of the teachers' pay review.
We as the lines become a blurred in the run up to club's fifth birthday and best laid plans take a bit detour.
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In fact his meekness will probably remind you of William H Macy's character in the Coen Brothers' classic movie Fargo - a clue that he's in way over his head and that his best laid plans are about to turn very nasty indeed.
A compact thriller that, much like Best Laid Plans, neither overstates its case nor outstays its welcome.
It also explores the fall-out from the coshing of the driver, Jack Mills, and why, within days of the robbery, the best laid plans had to be abandoned, the safe house evacuated and all those involved forced to go on the run - some for the rest of their lives.
JAMIE OSBORNE'S best laid plans may have come unstuck, as a huge entry for the Clipper Logistics Lester Legends Classified Stakes on the opening day of the Ladbrokes St Leger festival on Wednesday could mean his runner misses out, writes Peter Scargill.
While back home, Stephen, who now lives in Leicestershire, attended a Clapperboard screening of David Blair's film Best Laid Plans.
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