long foretold, long last; short notice, soon past
- Cf. 1863 R. FITZROY Weather Book 15 The longer the time between the signs and the change foretold by them, the longer such altered weather will last; and, on the contrary, the less the time between a warning and a change, the shorter will be the continuance of such predicted weather.
1866 A. STEINMETZ Manual of Weathercasts xiv. Old saws [sayings] about the barometer. Long foretold, long last; short notice, soon past.
1889 J. K. JEROME Three Men in Boat v. The barometer is..misleading... Boots..read out a poem which was printed over the top of the oracle, about ‘Long foretold, long last; Short notice, soon past.’ The fine weather never came that summer.
2002 Times 6 Apr. (online) ‘Long foretold, long last; short notice, soon past’ the old saying says, meaning that a long rise in atmospheric pressure brings a long spell of high pressure, which there was.
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