Let bygones be bygones
Bygone By"gone`, n. Something gone by or past; a past event. ``Let old bygones be'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Let bygones be bygones}, let the past be forgotten. [1913 Webster]


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  • let bygones be bygones — Let past quarrels be ignored • • • Main Entry: ↑by * * * let bygones be bygones phrase to decide to forget about a disagreement or something unpleasant that has happened in the past We decided to let bygones be bygones and be friends again.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • let bygones be bygones — If people decide to let bygones be bygones, they decide to forget old problems or grievances they have with each other …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • let bygones be bygones — ► let bygones be bygones forget past differences and be reconciled. Main Entry: ↑bygone …   English terms dictionary

  • let bygones be bygones —    If people decide to let bygones be bygones, they decide to forget old problems or grievances they have with each other.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you let bygones be bygones, you decide to forget about past disagreements.    … …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • let bygones be bygones — {v. phr.} To let the past be forgotten. * /After a long, angry quarrel the two boys agreed to let bygones be bygones and made friends again./ * /We should let bygones be bygones and try to get along with each other./ Syn.: FORGIVE AND FORGET.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let bygones be bygones — {v. phr.} To let the past be forgotten. * /After a long, angry quarrel the two boys agreed to let bygones be bygones and made friends again./ * /We should let bygones be bygones and try to get along with each other./ Syn.: FORGIVE AND FORGET.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let\ bygones\ be\ bygones — v. phr. To let the past be forgotten. After a long, angry quarrel the two boys agreed to let bygones be bygones and made friends again. We should let bygones be bygones and try to get along with each other. Syn.: forgive and forget Compare: bury… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • let bygones be bygones — forget about unpleasant things that have happened in the past. There is a feeling here that we should let bygones be bygones and move on to more important things. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form bygones are bygones: What is past history… …   New idioms dictionary

  • let bygones be bygones — to decide to forget about a disagreement or something unpleasant that has happened in the past We decided to let bygones be bygones and be friends again …   English dictionary

  • let bygones be bygones — verb To ignore or disregard a past offense (when dealing with another individual). To intrude as little of his personality as possible upon a gay event with which that personality could show nothing in keeping, he decided not to make his… …   Wiktionary

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