least said soonest mended

Least said, soonest mended.

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."
See also: least, soon

ˌleast ˈsaid ˌsoonest ˈmended

(British English, saying) a bad situation will pass or be forgotten most quickly if nothing more is said about it: She’s still very angry, of course, but if you ask me it’s a case of least said soonest mended.
See also: least, mende, said, soon
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LEAST said soonest mended: it was once acceptable to settle some disagreements by accepting they were likely to be forgotten most quickly the less that was said.
"Least said soonest mended" and "let sleeping dogs lie" are two more proverbs which contain very wise advice.
"I believe the SFA were wrong to ask him to apologise that time because every one makes mistakes and least said soonest mended. But Craig would have slept easily knowing his display was top drawer in a game that was seen all around the world."
"I believe the SFA were wrong to ask him to apologise that time because ever yone makes mistakes and least said soonest mended. But Craig would have slept easily knowing his display was top drawer in a game that was seen all around the world."
He could well decide to stay with his wife, even if it's just for the sake of the children, so perhaps least said soonest mended.
My feeling is least said soonest mended. It's not beyond the bounds of probability he too strayed.
A LEAST said soonest mended. So you don't remember what you did, but that doesn't mean you didn't do anything.
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