rue the day (that something happened)

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rue the day (that something happened)

To curse or bitterly regret a point in time (in which something happened or one did something). I swear to you now, you will rue the day you ever crossed me! Men, if their soldiers advance upon us, we must ensure that they will rue the day!
See also: rue, something
References in classic literature ?
But the man who has robbed me of you shall rue the day when you and he first met.
One fierce blow at the unsuspecting horseman at his side, one cry to his French troops, one desperate charge upon the unready lines before him, and these rebellious Barons might rue the day they dared to thwart his plans
He will live to rue the day when he married that woman
If these be indeed Don Tello and his men, then we must bide where we are, and do what we can to make them rue the day that they found us in their path.
But I tell him that I'll be a sharp thorn in his side for many a long day to come; and I tell you two, again, that you don't know him yet; and that you'll rue the day you took compassion on the vagabond.
Find me a ship, therefore, with a crew of twenty men, and I will lie in wait for him in the straits between Ithaca and Samos; he will then rue the day that he set out to try and get news of his father.
We shall both rue the day when you called the Count a Spy
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How she must rue the day she ever called that election.
The Jews] will rue the day, as they see two hundred skinhead Alt-Right Nazis marching with a guy from Hamas carrying machine guns through the center of their town
Some will wail and for ever rue the day but the majority said "out".
In the coming years Scotland will rue the day we made the Tories a resurgent force in Scottish politics.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach reckons golf's top players would rue the day they chose to lord it up in plush accommodation rather than slum it in the Olympic Village with their fellow competitors.
It could be the difference between difficult and comfortable circumstances and there is a long time in retirement to rue the day you lost your money.
tickets not rue the day they allowed Debbie Jevans, chief executive of the World Cup (RWC) organising committee, to resign, a decision considered a serious OG in some circles.