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twenty-twenty hindsight

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twenty-four seven

adverb phrase

Twenty-four hours a day seven days a week; always: they founded 24-7: Notes from the Inside. (The title, if you have been living under a rock, refers to being locked up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)/ If I could I would stay on vacation twenty-four-seven

[late 1980s+; said to have been initiated by street gangs selling crack cocaine, available always]


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Idioms and Phrases with twenty-twenty hindsight

twenty-twenty hindsight

Knowledge after the fact, as in With twenty-twenty hindsight, I wouldn't have bought these tickets. This idiom uses twenty-twenty in the optometrist's sense, that is, “indicating normal vision,” and hindsight in the sense of “looking back” or “reconsidering.” [ First half of 1900s ]
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