rue the day (that) (something) happened

(redirected from rue the day that)

rue the day (that) (something) happened

To feel bitter regret or remorse that something has happened; to wish that something never came to pass. That no-good, lying cheat! I'll make sure he rues the day he crossed me, if it's the last thing I do! Your dad must be ruing the day he agreed to buy you a car if you got an A in all your classes.
See also: happen, rue
References in periodicals archive ?
This country had riots on the streets because of those proposals; well many will rue the day that the poll tax was shelved.
ANYONE else rue the day that Barclays closed its two branches in Liverpool city centre, in favour of a superbank in Lord Street?
I think this would be the end of the 'universal service' and I rue the day that happens
I, for one, would rue the day that it is allowed and the control of nature's natural attrition being put into the hands of self-promoting boffins.
Bush and Republicans will rue the day that they tried to enshrine in our celebrated Constitution -- a document admired world-wide for its guarantee and protection of fundamental individual rights -- an amendment that at its core is based in intolerance and divisiveness.
We shall perhaps rue the day that two Aussies were put in charge of our Olympic preparations.
Prescott is the heart of the Labour Party, and the Downing Street snobs will rue the day that they forget it.
The likes of Barcelona and Madrid must rue the day that they put a stadiumcomplex in the midst of their communities.