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learn the hard way (or do something the hard way)

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when you can learn from your mistakes

It took me a long time to get my degree because there were many times where I was learning the hard way. In the end, I realized that I had learned a lot from my mistakes.

leave everything to the last minute

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procrastinate

You always leave everything to the last minute. When will you ever learn!

let bygones be bygones

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forgive and forget

We’ve been friends for years, so even though we’ve had some major arguments, I suggest that since we’re older now, we let bygones be bygones.

Let's not and say we did.

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a fun expression used between two (or more) people to say that you did something when you actually didn’t

Conversation:

Kenneth:  So … here we are at the lake.  Are we 'gonna' go skinny dipping?  

Barbara:  Let’s not and say we did!

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letting your guard down

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expose your weaknesses and insecurities

Be careful not to let your guard down until you get to know your new friend better.

life is too short

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expresses that it’s not worth wasting time on anything that's not so important

Life is too short to keep talking about your ex-girlfriend. Move on!

look at the bright side

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focus on the positive

Conversation:

Marcus:  The storm destroyed practically everything in our community.  

Cory:  Look at the bright side.  We still have each other.

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look the other way

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choosing to not pay attention when you see or hear something that could be bad or wrong

Whenever I see something that doesn’t feel right, I try to look the other way.

make the most of (something)

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do everything to the max

Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.

make up one's mind

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choose what you want to do right now

I'm supposed to decide on which movie we're 'gonna' see tonight, but I can't make up my mind.