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"Time and Tide wait for none".

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 05, 2006

In Reply to: "Time and Tide wait for none". posted by Tanuja Das on May 05, 2006

: I want to know the brief discussion about the phrase "Time and Tide wait for none".

This is a very old proverb, which goes back to the Middle Ages. The traditional form is "wait for no man" - I suspect "none" has been recently substituted to make it gender-neutral and therefore politically correct. It means just what it says: neither time nor the tide will stand still for anyone.