Don't lock the stable door after the horse has been stolen
It's foolish to take precautions after the damage they would have prevented has already been done. Another version of this saying is “Don't close the barn door after the horse runs away.”
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A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.
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