Slow and Fast

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Slow and Fast

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:14 pm

My high school friend usually drives very fast. I want to remind him that he should stop doing that because if he has a car crash, he could be severely injured or maybe he can never walk again, so on. Can I say it like this in this situation?

"One minute fast, slow for a lifetime"

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Slow and Fast

Post by Bobinwales » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:33 pm

Not really Steven, it doesn't work for me.
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How about, "Going too fast now could slow you down for a lifetime"?
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

Re: Slow and Fast

Post by tony h » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:53 pm

I can't think of an existing phrase in English that does the job.

"You're a long time dead", only covers part of it.

Your phrasing "One minute fast, slow for a lifetime" is not so much wrong, the meaning is recognisable, as that it doesn't catch the ear.

If I was to try and coin a phrase then something like:
- One fast minute, one slow lifetime.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: Slow and Fast

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:28 pm

How about "Undertakers like overtakers"?
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Re: Slow and Fast

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:08 am

Thank you guys very very much
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