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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!
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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.