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English definition of “prevention is better than cure”

prevention is better than cure

UK (US an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure) saying
It is better to stop something bad from happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of prevention is better than cure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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