rue the day (that something happened)

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rue the day (that something happened)

To curse or bitterly regret a point in time (in which something happened or one did something). I swear to you now, you will rue the day you ever crossed me! Men, if their soldiers advance upon us, we must ensure that they will rue the day!
See also: rue
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Like King John, he's got uppity and like John he'll rue the day he razzed the people.
He'll rue the day that he choose to play a round with disgraced Anglo Irish boss Seanie FitzPatrick shortly before the banking crisis erupted.
He'd better get ready for a good smacking when he leaves the house - he'll rue the day he voted me out.