rue the day (that) (something) happened

(redirected from rues the day)

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 rueing 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 ?
NARAYAN Tonde rues the day when his younger brother Bhagwan married Lalita, a distant cousin.
It's little wonder that he rues the day he passed on signing City keeper Joe Hart, when he was a Shrewsbury unknown.
He rues the day he ever met them", said defence lawyer Trudy McBride.
ROB Kelly still rues the day he just missed out on working with Martin O'Neill.
Meanwhile, Bolton boss Sam Allardyce admits he still rues the day he lost out on Dado Prso to Rangers.
Pub boss Paddy McGrath, the original owner's great-grandson, rues the day he hung up his pint glass.
The friend added: "I can tell you, Jack rues the day he fooled around and let go of Angelica.
But Green, a PE teacher at Vale of Leven Academy, still rues the day she was dropped from the outdoor squad last summer.