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Least said soonest mended

This page is about the saying "Least said soonest mended"

Possible meaning:
When we do or say something bad to someone, a long apology and discussion does not help. In such a case, the less we say the better.

Note:
least (adverb): to the smallest amount | mend (verb): repair; fix

Quick Quiz

The saying "Least said soonest mended" advises that a disagreement, for example, will be forgotten most quickly if we

a. write a letter of apology

b. take time to say how sorry we are

c. say nothing or very little

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Contributor: Josef Essberger