twenty-twenty hindsight

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variants: or 20/20 hindsight

Definition of twenty-twenty hindsight

: the full knowledge and complete understanding that one has about an event only after it has happened With 20/20 hindsight we now see where our strategy went wrong.

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“Twenty-twenty hindsight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twenty-twenty%20hindsight. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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