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marry in haste, repent at leisure

If you marry someone without being certain that you should, you will regret it for a long time. She's only known him for three months! You know what they say—marry in haste, repent at leisure.
See also: leisure, marry

Marry in haste, (and) repent at leisure.

Prov. If you marry someone you do not know well, or decide to marry someone without first carefully considering what you are doing, you will probably regret it for a long time. Sally wanted some time to consider Sam's proposal of marriage; she had heard the saying, "Marry in haste, and repent at leisure."
See also: leisure, marry

marry in ˈhaste (, repent at ˈleisure)

(saying) people who marry quickly, without really getting to know each other, will discover later that they have made a mistake
See also: haste, marry
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I'd love for him to turn and repent his hiding ways, but he was only three, and that's some work we have to do together.
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Like Jonah, we must learn that other people also deserve forgiveness if they repent.
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MICHAEL MARCAVAGE of Repent America, as quoted in the February 3-9 issue of Philadelphia's City Paper.
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Also, one of the imams of the Grand Mosque in Makkah called upon terrorists in the Kingdom to surrender to authorities and repent for their mistakes in order to end the bloodbath among Muslims.
I don't see why anyone should be forgiven unless they truly repent.
Watson's sermon, however, reads much more like a lament than a call to repent.
But now his own church is saying he's the one who is evil because of his policies, and it wants him to repent.
This is essentially a religious tract, in the same vein as those cheesy "You're going to hell unless you repent now" comics from Chick Publications.
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If ever the axiom "marry in haste, repent at leisure" had application in the legislative sector, it is here -- and we fear that it is the economy as a whole that will be called to repent.