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Hindsight is (Always) 20/20

Vision Test

The English idiom hindsight is (always) 20/20 refers to the fact that it is easier to understand a problem, situation or event after it has happened. Having 20/20 vision is regarded as being able to see well and, obviously, many things that happen in life can be seen or understood better after they have taken place. For example:

Luigi wished that he hadn’t invested his entire life savings in his cousin’s vegetarian sushi restaurant.
Hindsight is always 20/20.
Quitting my job, leaving my family and moving to New Orleans in 1987 was a mistake.
Hindsight is 20/20.

Which of the following English idioms do you think more or less means the same thing as
hindsight is (always) 20/20?

a) What you see is what you get.
b) It’s easier to be smart after the fact.
c) There are none so blind as those who will not see.


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