Meaning of “prevention is better than cure” in the English Dictionary

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"prevention is better than cure" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “prevention is better than cure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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