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well done is quickly done

Posted by RRC on May 13, 2006

In Reply to: well done is quickly done posted by ESC 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"