a stitch in time (saves nine)

idiom

used to say that it is better to fix a problem when it is small than to wait and let it become a bigger problem

Examples of a stitch in time (saves nine) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The duo’s creator and forever naughty guiding light, Mike Judge, flows the characters into the present day without a hitch in style or a stitch in time. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 22 June 2022 So telling a story about how a stitch in time saves nine, for instance, will likely be more effective in motivating people to adopt a new preventive maintenance system than simply relaying facts. Andy Bird, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022

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“A stitch in time (saves nine).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20stitch%20in%20time%20%28saves%20nine%29. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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