An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure definition


A little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up afterward. (See also A stitch in time saves nine.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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