he who hesitates is lost
- Early uses of the proverb refer specifically to women.
1713 ADDISON Cato IV. i. When love once pleads admission to our hearts..The woman that deliberates is lost.
1865 TROLLOPE Can You forgive Her? II. x. It has often been said of woman that she who doubts is lost..never thinking whether or no there be any truth in the proverb.
1878 J. H. BEADLE Western Wilds xxi. In Utah it is emphatically true, that he who hesitates is lost—to Mormonism.
1887 BLACKMORE Springhaven xlii. Dolly hesitated, and with the proverbial result.
2001 Washington Times 8 Nov. D6(Herb & Jamaal comic strip) ‘Sometimes he who hesitates is lost..and ends up several miles from the next freeway exit.’
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he who hesitates is lost — proverb delay or vacillation may have unfortunate or disastrous consequences * * * he who hesitates is lost used to say that it is important to make decisions and do things in a quick and definite way • • • Main Entry: ↑hesitate he who hesitates… … Useful english dictionary
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he who hesitates is lost — If one waits too long, the opportunity vanishes … The small dictionary of idiomes
he who hesitates is lost — ► he who hesitates is lost proverb delay or vacillation may have unfortunate consequences. Main Entry: ↑hesitate … English terms dictionary
he who hesitates (is lost) — he who ˈhesitates (is ˈlost) idiom (saying) if you delay in doing sth you may lose a good opportunity Main entry: ↑hesitateidiom … Useful english dictionary
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lost — see better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all he who hesitates is lost what a neighbour gets is not lost for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the man was lost … Proverbs new dictionary
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