Posted by Smokey Stover on May 13, 2006
In Reply to: well done is quickly done posted by RRC on May 13, 2006
: : : well done is quickly done
: : : what is this phrase used for?
: : It makes me think of some unpleasant task -- like ripping off a bandaid or beheading someone -- that should be done swiftly. Kind of a gruesome thought.
: Shakespeare's MacBeth: "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly"
And who said the subjunctive mood was dead! SS