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to be wise after the event

mainly UK
used to ​mean that it is ​easy to ​understand what you could have done to ​prevent something ​bad from ​happening after it has ​happened: In ​retrospect, we should have ​insisted on ​checking his ​calculations, but it's ​easy to be wise after the ​event.
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