Posted by Smokey Stover on August 04, 2005
In Reply to: "A job too well done"? posted by Steve E on August 04, 2005
: : : Is there a phrase that would correspond with a job that was not only well done, but then was cancelled (because your boss is an idiot and didn't realize how well done it was). Like "A job too well done"???
: : : jlw
: : Pearls before swine.
: Perhaps: "The operation was a success, but the patient died."
Well, not specific to the situation you describe, but "No good deed goes unpunished." And that's not a saying, it's a truism. SS