Definition of “a stitch in time (saves nine)” - English Dictionary

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“a stitch in time (saves nine)” in British English

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a stitch in time (saves nine)


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 with

(Definition of “a stitch in time (saves nine)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)