One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A complex task is bound to take a long time and should not be rushed.
- ‘As one analyst concluded, ‘We should recall that Rome was not built in a day, and note in the context of the Gulf monarchies that reform from above is still a far preferable route to change than revolution from below.’’
- ‘He added: ‘We are as aware as anyone of those areas that have not reached their targets but Rome was not built in a day.’’
- ‘No results in the beginning, Rome was not built in a day.’
- ‘They ought to be aware that Rome was not built in a day and realise that what they failed to achieve in the ended negotiations can always be addressed in the next round scheduled to begin as early as May.’
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