a stitch in time saves nine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proverb[edit]

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.
  2. A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later.

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