learn your lesson
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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learn your ˈlessonlearn 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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- a/the feel of (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- (one) could use (something)
- (one) never would have guessed
- (you've) got to get up pretty early in the morning to (do something)
- all right
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- a crack at (someone or something)
- (one's) heart is set on (something)
- (one) doesn't give a rip (about something)