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Marry in haste, (and) repent at leisure.

Prov. If you marry someone you do not know well, or decide to marry someone without first carefully considering what you are doing, you will probably regret it for a long time. Sally wanted some time to consider Sam's proposal of marriage; she had heard the saying, "Marry in haste, and repent at leisure."
See also: leisure, marry

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

  (old-fashioned)
something that you say which means if you marry someone too soon, without knowing for certain that they are the right person for you, you will have an unhappy marriage It's true I've only known him for six months and I know you're thinking 'marry in haste, repent at leisure' but I'm telling you, he's the man for me.
See also: leisure, marry
References in classic literature ?
There is no history to show that she did not repent.
One of the most important characteristics that distinguishes unbelievers from believers is that believers repent often as an act of worship.
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Kevin Swanson raged: "America, repent of Harry Potter.
This year's Lenten campaign is being held under the theme: "Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did".
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Jonah 3:1-5,10 and Mark 1:14-20--Nineveh repents and God relents, followed by Jesus calling people to repent, then calling Simon and Andrew to leave their nets and become fishers of men.
The second defendant, who announced repent of what he was proclaiming before being asked to repent, was sentenced to ten years behind the bars and prevented from travel abroad a similar term of his imprisonment following his final discharge from prison.
Johannesburg, March 22 ( ANI ): Pope Francis has reportedly warned mobsters that they will end up in hell if they do not repent and give up their "blood-stained money and blood-stained power".
and "Do you repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbor?
They then ask: "Do you repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour?
The holy scriptures tell us there's more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over those who have no reason to repent.
Meanwhile, the defendant told the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals that during Ramadan he had time to fast, repent and even read the Quran several times.
8 to be a "Day of Restoration" and in an official proclamation called on state residents and others to "collectively repent of distancing ourselves from God and ask for His mercy on us.
Al-Bouti: Syrians Involved in Events Should Seize Opportunity to Repent