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it is never too late to repent

proverb There is always the opportunity to reconcile after a conflict. I know you haven't talked to Carly in years, but it is never too late to repent—why don't you try calling her?
See also: late, never, repent

marry in haste, repent at leisure

proverb If you marry someone without being certain that you should, you will regret it for a long time. She's only known him for three months! You know what they say—marry in haste, repent at leisure.
See also: leisure, marry, repent
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Marry in haste, (and) repent at leisure.

Prov. If you marry someone you do not know well, or decide to marry someone without first carefully considering what you are doing, you will probably regret it for a long time. Sally wanted some time to consider Sam's proposal of marriage; she had heard the saying, "Marry in haste, and repent at leisure."
See also: leisure, marry, repent
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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