Least said soonest mended

Possible interpretation: 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