Meaning of “shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted” in the English Dictionary

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"shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted" in British English

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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

(Definition of “shut/close the stable/barn door after the horse has bolted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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