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English definition of “least said soonest mended”

least said soonest mended

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This means a bad situation can be quickly forgotten if people stop talking about it.Forgetting and forgetfulness Grammar:Least, the least, at leastWe use the quantifier least to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. (The) least is the superlative form of little.
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