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Let Bygones Be Bygones

In words & phrases on January 21, 2011 at 2:13 am

Here are a few different ways to say ‘Let bygones be bygones’: don’t  fret about something that happened in the past, let the past be the past and move on, forget the past and don’t hold a grudge.   In 1648, Sir Frances Nethersole used the ‘Let bygans be bygans’ form which is still current today. First cited in the United States in the Diary of Cotton Mather.  If people decide to let bygones be bygones, they decide to forget old problems or grievances they have with each other.

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