councils of war never fight

councils of war never fight

proverb Those who are supposed to make important decisions often struggle to do so. I'm not surprised that the board still hasn't approved this change, even with all of their recent meetings—councils of war never fight, after all.
See also: council, fight, never, of, war
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Councils of war never fight.

Prov. A group of people charged with crucial decisions often cannot act decisively. We tried to convince the boss not to form a committee, but to decide himself. We knew that councils of war never fight.
See also: Council, fight, never, of, war
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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