rue the day (that) (something) happened

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rue the day (that) (something) happened

To feel bitter regret or remorse that something has happened; to wish that something never came to pass. That no-good, lying cheat! I'll make sure he rues the day he crossed me, if it's the last thing I do! Your dad must be ruing the day he agreed to buy you a car if you got an A in all your classes.
See also: happen, rue
References in classic literature ?
Then bitterly the Sheriff rued the day that first he meddled with Robin Hood, for all men laughed at him and many ballads were sung by folk throughout the country, of how the Sheriff went to shear and came home shorn to the very quick.
In actual fact I have parted with no cash, thanks to the wonder of YouTube, but I have rued the day I ever suggested it.
ONCE again rued the day my mum decided that Mondays would be a good day for Mummy and Freddy time.
Families living near the nursery said they rued the day it opened its doors.
It would be no surprise if Lewis rued the day he agreed to get it on with the towering Klitschko, a man he always regarded as a poor substitute for another lucrative super-fight with Mike Tyson.
It would be no surprise if Lewis rued the day he agreed to get it on with Klitschko, a man he always regarded as a poor substitute for another lucrative super-fight with Mike Tyson.