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You can regret it all you want but it won't do you any good now.

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You can regret it all you want, but it won't do you any good now.

edited by CK, December 15, 2010

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kumagusu kumagusu August 21, 2010 August 21, 2010 at 5:52:30 PM UTC link Permalink

As a more or less live capture (i.e. literal) of 後の祭り I suggest offering "bygone festival/matsuri," and as a decently equivalent idiom "water under the bridge".

Representation over -- okay, at least alongside -- mere (and often insidious) paraphrase...

Keep up the great work!

kumagusu kumagusu August 21, 2010 August 21, 2010 at 5:54:37 PM UTC link Permalink

Or also "a festival gone by."

Kumagusu