a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

proverbial saying

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used to say that it is better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it by trying to get something better

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“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bird%20in%20the%20hand%20is%20worth%20two%20in%20the%20bush. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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