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Understand and assess a situation only after its implications have become obvious:‘it is easy to be wise after the event’
- ‘It is not being wise after the event to say Northampton's decline was predictable.’
- ‘While it would be easy to be wise after the event, Simon was never a player that any of us would have picked out as a future star, as a player who would go all the way to the top.’
- ‘Reflecting on the time of my involvement there were some key decisions on player contracts in 1999 that we know now were mistakes, but it's easy to be wise after the event.’
- ‘It is so easy to be wise after the event and to condemn as negligence that which was only a misadventure.’
- ‘It is easy to be wise after the event and almost impossible before it’
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