learn your lesson

This page is about the idiom learn your lesson.

Meaning: If you learn your lesson, you learn something about life from making a mistake.

For example:

  • After being arrested for drunk driving, Charlie said he'd learned his lesson and promised never to drink and drive again.

  • This is the third job Emma's lost for coming in late. You'd think she'd have learned her lesson by now.

Quick Quiz:

I've definitely learned my lesson this time, so I'll

a. sometimes make that mistake again

b. never make that mistake again

c. always make that mistake again

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Contributor: Matt Errey