learn your lesson

This page is about the idiom learn your lesson


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