Revenge is a dish best served cold


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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Prov. It is very satisfying to get revenge a long time after the event for which you want revenge. I don't mind waiting to get revenge on Greg; I'll wait ten years if I have to. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
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revenge is a dish best served (or eaten) cold

vengeance is often more satisfying if it is not exacted immediately. proverb
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But revenge is a dish best served cold, so they would have to be standing there for a long time.