Definition of he who hesitates is lost
- I took my time and when I got to the store, they were all sold out. I guess "he who hesitates is lost."
used in a generic sense or when the sex of the person is unspecified
: a male person or animal
: one that is strongly masculine or has strong masculine appeal
: the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table
: to hold back in doubt or indecision
: to delay momentarily : pause
: not made use of, won, or claimed
: no longer possessed
: no longer known
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