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Let Bygones Be Bygones

The phrase ‘Let Bygones Be Bygones’ is used to indicate that unpleasant things that have happened in the past are best forgotten.

Example of Use: “Now that we’re friends, we can let bygones be bygones.”

Interesting fact about Let Bygones Be Bygones

The phrase 'Let bygones be bygones' originated in the 15th century. A good example was recorded in a letter by Scottish churchman Samuel Rutherford, acknowledging the follies of his youth: “Pray that byegones betwixt me and my Lord may be byegones.”

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