With accent marks:
По́сле дра́ки кулака́ми не ма́шут.
Don’t wave your fists after the fight.
This Russian proverb reminds us after an argument is over or a job is done, it is too late and useless to try to prove your point or to change something.
The English equivalents of this proverb are:
- Don't fight when the fight is done!
- It is too late to lock the stable door when the horse is stolen.
- You came the day after the fair.
Other Russian proverbs
Do not dig a hole for another one, you will fall into it yourself.
Don't bring your set of rules in a foreign monastery
Water wears away a stone.
(lit.) Whoever gets up early, God gives him
A titmouse in hands is better than a crane in the sky.
Where it is thin, it breaks.
There are no friends for taste and color.
If you like sledding, you should like to carry the sled.