live and learn

Definition of live and learn

informal

  1. —used to say that one has learned something from an experience that is surprising and usually unpleasant I thought I could trust him, but I couldn't. Oh well, live and learn.

Word by Word Definitions

liveplay
  1. :  to be alive :  have the life of an animal or plant

    :  to continue alive

    :  to maintain oneself :  subsist

  1. :  having life :  living

    :  existing in fact or reality :  actual

    :  exerting force or containing energy: such as

  1. :  at the actual time of occurrence :  during, from, or at a live production

learnplay
  1. :  to gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience

    :  memorize

    :  to come to be able


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