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English definition of “a stitch in time (saves nine)”

a stitch in time (saves nine)

saying
said to mean that it is better to act or deal with problems immediately, because if you wait and deal with them later, things will get worse and the problems will take longer to deal withImmediately
(Definition of a stitch in time (saves nine) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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