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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Don't hide your light under a bushel, don't hold your breath, Don't judge a book by its cover, don't-know, don't let the grass grow under one's feet, Don't lock the stable door after the horse has been stolen, Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, don't mention it, Don't put all your eggs in one basket, don't put off, Don't put the cart before the horse
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