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
Poor people are inventive.
Do not chop the branch you sit on
Do not look at a given horse's teeth.
A bad example is contagious.
If you like sledding, you should like to carry the sled.
Without labor, you can not even catch a fish in the pond.
The eyes are scared, but the hands are doing.
Appetite comes with eating.