shut (or bolt) the stable door after the horse has bolted

shut (or bolt) the stable door after the horse has bolted
shut (or bolt) the stable door after the horse has bolted
Brit.
try to prevent something undesirable when it is already too late to do so.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • bolt — 01. He couldn t find any nuts to fit the [bolts] he was using. 02. You ll need to screw that [bolt] in a little tighter. 03. This [bolt] is too tight; you should loosen it a bit. 04. I had to screw the [bolt] in with my fingernail because I didn… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • stable — stable1 adjective (stabler, stablest) 1》 not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed. 2》 not likely to change or fail.     ↘not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation.     ↘emotionally well balanced. 3》 not liable to undergo… …   English new terms dictionary

  • bolt — see it is too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted …   Proverbs new dictionary

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