quit while one's ahead

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quit while one's ahead

Don't try to improve on something that is already accomplished, as in Those drapes we hung are even enoughlet's quit while we're ahead. This idiom also implies that further action runs the risk of spoiling something. Also see leave well enough alone.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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