rue the day (that) (something) happened

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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.
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All the suspects who are currently in the custody of the EFCC are now ruing the day they literally allowed greed and craze for materialism to becloud their sense of judgment and responsibility," the EFCC statement read.
Justin Bieber must be ruing the day he pelted a neighbour's house.
And that Jose Mourinho, who didn't fancy any of his strikers enough to play them at Old Trafford last week, will be ruing the day that Chelsea allowed him to leave.
Many of those activists and party aficionados who gingerly agreed to the coalition with Plaid must be ruing the day as they have been out-performed and out-manoeuvred by Plaid in power and have seen many loyal Labour voters turn to other parties as a consequence.
Dinara Safina must be ruing the day her brother talked fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova out of quitting tennis.
The three-pack-a-day smoker has quit cold turkey, and is now ruing the day he started.
WOLVES midfielder Nigel Quashie must have been ruing the day he met the Maltese Wolves Supporters Club at the league leaders' Compton Park training ground ahead of their visit to Molineux for the clash against Charlton.
Flintoff, who has himself fallen prey three times in the course of three Tests and two one-dayers, could be forgiven for ruing the day he decided to bait the world's fastest bowler with some good-natured banter.
He could be ruing the day Peter Law was compelled to leave the party causing Labour to lose its majority, but strangely enough I'm not so sure he will be.
He remembered ruing the day when, as a 12-year-old, he told his mother that he was going to give up watching television for Lent.
I was recently contacted by a retailer who was ruing the day he sold a lighter to a tall, hairy child who looked much older than his 14 years and who was rumoured to have subsequently used his purchase to set fire to his school noticeboard.
So they can be forgiven for ruing the day they agreed to host last week's UEFA Cup Final between teams from England and Turkey.
Internet Communications Corp (ICC) must be ruing the day it got a call from Rocky Mountain Internet (RMI) to talk about a possible merger.
Yet when it come to 'regrets', surely Campbell should be ruing the day he signed for Notts County in the Fourth Division, purely for money, thus wasting half of his season.
As he surveys the wreckage of his indecision this week, the procrastinating Prime Minister will be ruing the day he put boys, chosen because of their fanatical loyalty to him, rather than their ability, into the jobs of men.