those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently originated in a song.

Proverb[edit]

those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay

  1. (archaic) One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.