live and learn

c 1620 in Roxburghe Ballads (1871) I. 60 A man may liue and learne.

1771 SMOLLETT Humphry Clinker III. 168 ’Tis a true saying, live and learn—O woman, what chuckling and changing have I seen!

1894 J. LUBBOCK Use of Life vi. No doubt we go on learning as long as we live: ‘Live and learn,’ says the old proverb.

1984 J. MINAHAN Great Diamond Robbery xi. ‘Y’ want steins, gov, go to Germany; ‘ere we only got pints.’ Live and learn.

2002 Washington Times 17 May C12 Live and learn. That has become something of a mantra for mutual fund investors.


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  • live and learn — You learn more new things the longer you live; you learn by experience. A proverb. * / Live and learn, said Mother. I never knew that the Indians once had a camp where our house is. / * /Janet made her new dress from cheap cloth, and when she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • live and learn — You learn more new things the longer you live; you learn by experience. A proverb. * / Live and learn, said Mother. I never knew that the Indians once had a camp where our house is. / * /Janet made her new dress from cheap cloth, and when she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • live and learn — To keep learning new and surprising things • • • Main Entry: ↑live * * * live and learn see ↑live, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑learn live and learn (or you live and (you) learn) informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Live and Learn — Infobox Album | Name = Live and Learn Type = Studio album Artist = Elkie Brooks Released = 1979 (UK) Recorded = 1979 Genre = Rock/Funk/Pop/Soul Length = Label = A M Records Producer = Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller Last album = Shooting Star (1978)… …   Wikipedia

  • live\ and\ learn — proverb You learn more new things the longer you live; you learn by experience. Live and learn, said Mother. I never knew that the Indians once had a camp where our house is. Janet made her new dress from cheap cloth, and when she washed it, it… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • live and learn — v. learn from experience; learn from your mistakes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Live and Learn (disambiguation) — Live and Learn can mean:In music: *Live and Learn, the 1979 album by Elkie Brooks * Live and Learn, the 1988 song by Clannad * Live and Learn, the 2007 song by House of Fools * Live and Learn (1992) the 1992 song by Joe Public (band)In video… …   Wikipedia

  • Live and Learn in Kenya NGO — (Non Governmental Organization) is a charitable organization with the goal of changing the lives and the futures of children living in poverty in Nakuru, Kenya.Live and Learn in Kenya NGO (LLK) is a German based registered non profit, charitable… …   Wikipedia

  • Live and Learn (song) — Infobox Single Name = Live and Learn Artist = The Cardigans from Album = Long Gone Before Daylight Released = 2003 December 03 Format = cd single maxi single Recorded = Label = Stockholm Records Genre = Pop, Indie rock, Alternative rock Last… …   Wikipedia

  • Live and Learn (House of Fools album) — Infobox Album | Name = Live And Learn Type = Studio Album Artist = House of Fools Released = March 6, 2007 Genre = Rock, indie rock Label = Drive Thru Records Live and Learn is the first full length album of rock band House of Fools. It was… …   Wikipedia

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