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English definition of “throw the baby out with the bathwater”

throw the baby out with the bathwater

to lose valuable ideas or things in your attempt to get rid of what is not wanted
(Definition of throw the baby out with the bathwater from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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