When you hear "he who hesitates is lost" it means that if you hesitate you may miss out on something. Somebody might take or get what you wanted because you hesitating in getting it.
Asked in Definitions, Old Testament
Definition and origin of he who hesitates is lost?
It means that when you know what you need to do to solve a problem, you should do it immediately, or your window of opportunity may pass. It's a quotation from Joseph Addison's Cato (1713). ...
Asked in Falcons
Mona hesitates to ask federigo for his falcon because she thinks?
that it was the only thing that made him happy after he lost his wealth and never won her love asking for the falcon would be cruel to federigo. ...
Asked in Cheating
Does it mean anything when your boyfriend wakes you up in the morning by calling you another girl's name?
It may mean something but, ask him why he called you a different name and if he hesitates it means he has been cheating. ...
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
What does he who hesates is lost mean?
HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST - "Swift and resolute action leads to success; self-doubt is a prelude to disaster. The proverb goes back to 'Cato' by English essayist and poet Joseph Addison. First attested in the United States in 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes." A person who spends too much time deliberating about what to do loses the chance to act altogether. ...
Asked in Teen Dating
What does it mean when your girlfriend hesitates to kiss you?
it means she is not ready to kiss yet. just let the time go by, and wait. when she knows she is ready you will know to. trust me. ...
What are some phrases using the word WHO?
Who let the dogs out? Who knows? Who's cheatin' who? Who let the cat out of the bag? He who hesitates is lost. Who stole the cookie from the cookie job? Who's next? Who done it? - as in movie genre ...
Asked in Hamlet
One hypothesis for why hamlet hesitates to avenge his father's death is that he suffers from a complex?
Another hypothesis is that he thinks it is an easy way out for his uncle. Death is too good for him and so he hesitates. ...
Asked in Chevy Suburban
1989 suburban hesitates when accelerating from 45 mph?
If a 1989 Suburban hesitates when accelerating from 45 miles per hour, the carburetor might need cleaned. A clogging can cause surging and hesitation. ...