Learn our lesson - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
learn one's lesson
Profit from experience, especially an unhappy one. For example, From now on she'd read the instructions first; she'd learned her lesson
. Also see hard way
learn your ˈlesson learn what to do or what not to do in the future because you have had a bad experience in the past: I used to carry a lot of money on me, until one day my bag was stolen. Since then, I’ve learned my lesson.
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"We should all look at Fleetwood Mac and learn our lesson
," Chris says.
Watson said: "We've got to learn our lessons
'It's frustrating that we never learn our lessons
, every time that our opponent comes back from a deficit instead of responding what happens is we rush our offense,' said Chan in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
"There is a high risk that we will fail to learn our lessons