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English definition of “shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted”

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shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted

to be so late in taking action to prevent something bad happening that the bad event has already happened
Translations of “shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted”
in Chinese (Traditional) 亡羊補牢,爲時已晚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亡羊补牢,为时已晚…
(Definition of shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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