you live and (you) learn

Definition of you live and (you) learn

informal
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, you live and (you) learn.

Word by Word Definitions

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

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

  2. : to continue alive

  3. : to maintain oneself : subsist

  1. : having life : living

  2. : existing in fact or reality : actual

  3. : exerting force or containing energy: such as

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

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

  2. : memorize

  3. : to come to be able


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