learn (one's) lesson

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learn (one's) lesson

To learn through painful experience not to do something, often something one had been warned about or knew might be risky. I told you that you'd feel awful if you drank that much wine. I hope you've learned your lesson. I certainly learned my lesson about buying something from a stranger online.
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He described the incident as mere accidental and said the human lives were lost because of mismanagement and one should learn lesson from this and strictly observe patience and discipline.
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But ministers were immediately criticised by Labour, who said they had failed to learn lessons from the earlier "botched fire sale" of the company.
Among the recommendations made is the UK and Welsh Governments continue to work together on the proposals and that the Ministry of Justice learn lessons from the opening of privately run HMP Oakwood, in the West Midlands.
High level representatives from India s main energy ministries travelled to Ricardo-AEA s offices on 15 October to learn lessons from the UK for addressing industrial energy efficiency policies.
We need to learn lessons and get the truth of what really happened.
THE promoter of a festival where people were hurt in a crush has vowed to learn lessons from the episode.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that India should learn lessons from dialogue process between Taliban and America and take concrete steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
Mr Roberts has written to Health Minister Mark Drakeford asking him to ensure that all seven health boards in Wales learn lessons from the Betsi Cadwaladr report by asking each one to assess itself against the recommendations and to send these self-assessments to the Welsh Government's Health Department.
Paul Fenner, partner at Chantrey Vellacott DFK in Birmingham, who heads up the national property and construction team at the firm, said: "We were delighted to partner with Richard Morris and Systech to provide a forum to look at topical challenges facing the construction sector and it was extremely useful for everyone to look at the case findings and learn lessons from the failings.
It's important to me that they learn lessons from everything," the Politico quoted her as telling iVillage.
The MP asked if recommendations from previous reports criticising the council had been taken more seriously this latest situation could have been avoided and was told by leader Phil Davies: We agree that one of the council''s failings is we do not often learn lessons from critical reports.
But no matter what happens in this case as it proceeds, some of the detail necessary to fully learn lessons and avoid future tragedies may not form part of those proceedings.
It is important that we learn lessons from this dire situation and work together to provide a platform for clubs to thrive and prosper within their means.
Education spokesman Khanzada Gul Salarzai said:"Students are not able to easily learn lessons with old teaching methods.