You can't unring a bell In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "you can't unring a bell", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Caroline Tran calendar 2021-03-04 03:03

Meaning of You can't unring a bell


you can't take it all back , you can't undo , you can't turn back time , you can't turn the clock back

You can't unring a bell sentence informal

Once something has been done, you can do nothing but face the consequences.

Do not do anything without thinking carefully because you can't unring a bell.

You must have known you would be punished for what you did. You can't unring a bell.

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To lower the boom (on someone or something)

To punish someone or something harshly 

these things are sent to try us

This idiom is often used to express that you should accept an unpleasant situation or event because you cannot change it.

The author of your own misfortune
to be blamed because of one's own problem
to ask for trouble
to behave in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties
button your lip
To stop talking about anything

Origin of You can't unring a bell

The idiom has been in use for the first time in the Oregon Supreme Court case of State v. Rader, argued on May 9, 1912. decided on May 28, 1912. Since then, the idiom is sometimes used in jury trials.


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