least said, soonest mended
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Least said, soonest mended.
proverb An unfortunate or painful event, situation, or memory will be forgotten (and thus mended in one's mind) more easily if it is not discussed. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. A: "I can't believe I lost so much money on that investment." B: "Ah well, least said, soonest mended."
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least said, soonest mendedBRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone says least said, soonest mended, they mean that it is best not to say too much about something bad that has happened. I didn't mention the matter again. Least said, soonest mended is what I always say.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
least said, soonest mendeda difficult situation will be resolved more quickly if there is no more discussion of it.
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