live and learn

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Live and learn definition


Learn from experience and from your mistakes.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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live and learn

Profit from experience, as in I ignored the garden book, planted my beans in March, and they all rottedlive and learn. [Second half of 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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