Learned 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 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.
References in periodicals archive
We learned our lesson
and found our bearings, and so can they.
We have to be sure we've learned our lessons
from last year, and the things that brought us down.