you live and (you) learn

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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.

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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 3 Aug. 2021.

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