a stitch in time saves nine

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



From the practice of mending a small tear in cloth before it becomes a larger one.


a stitch in time saves nine

  1. A little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.