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
References in classic literature ?
But the man who has robbed me of you shall rue the day when you and he first met.
But I tell him that I'll be a sharp thorn in his side for many a long day to come; and I tell you two, again, that you don't know him yet; and that you'll rue the day you took compassion on the vagabond.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach reckons golf's top players would rue the day they chose to lord it up in plush accommodation rather than slum it in the Olympic Village with their fellow competitors.
They crossed swords as rival team bosses and in the run-up to Silverstone, Jordan said: "They have been a shadow of their former selves since they arrogantly stated Lewis Hamilton would rue the day he left McLaren.
I'm certain he will rue the day he took this stance.
It could be the difference between difficult and comfortable circumstances and there is a long time in retirement to rue the day you lost your money.
tickets not rue the day they allowed Debbie Jevans, chief executive of the World Cup (RWC) organising committee, to resign, a decision considered a serious OG in some circles.
Celtic chief Peter Lawwell must rue the day he gave them as big a platform as he did.
When the lights go out and our economy and landscape is ruined they will rue the day they failed to exploit the vast tidal flows of the Bristol Channel instead of planting it with an "Atlantic Array" of giant wind turbines.
For this reason, if no other, Mr Cameron must surely rue the day he set up this curious inquiry.
Our beloved Nazarene (background, a carpenter's shop after a stable birth, friends drawn from the Palestine tracks) must rue the day He allowed St Paul to graft on Him the worldly concerns of his Christians.
And we're guessing there'll be more than a handful of blubbers who rue the day they didn't get a few tips from the experts.
Many Examiner readers still rue the day the old market hall was knocked down and are keen to preserve every part of the town's nostalgic heritage that they can.
IF THE Halls and Shepherds were to rue the day Denis Cassidy walked into their power base, then it was by invitation - not by, as Mike Ashley was famously accused of, parking his tanks on the lawn.
The Defence Secretary said: "I think the British public will wake up and rue the day if they wind up with a Conservative government in charge of this country after May 6.