you live and (you) learn

idiom

Definition of you live and (you) learn

informal
used to say that one has learned something from an experience that is surprising and usually unpleasantI thought I could trust him, but I couldn't. Oh well, you live and (you) learn.

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“You live and (you) learn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/you%20live%20and%20%28you%29%20learn. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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