he who hesitates is lost

Definition of he who hesitates is lost

  1. —used to say that it is important to make decisions and do things in a quick and definite way I took my time and when I got to the store, they were all sold out. I guess “he who hesitates is lost.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  that male one who is neither speaker nor hearer — compare him, his, it, she, they

    : used in a generic sense or when the sex of the person is unspecified

  1. :  a male person or animal

hesitateplay hesitates
  1. :  to hold back in doubt or indecision

    :  to delay momentarily :  pause

    :  stammer

lostplay
  1. :  not made use of, won, or claimed

    :  no longer possessed

    :  no longer known


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