better an egg today than a hen tomorrow

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Etymology[edit]

From Gargantua and Pantagruel, Latin Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora.

Proverb[edit]

Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.

  1. It is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.

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