haste makes waste

Definition of haste makes waste

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  1. —used to say that doing something too quickly causes mistakes that result in time, effort, materials, etc., being wasted

Word by Word Definitions

hasteplay
  1. :  rapidity of motion :  swiftness

    :  rash or headlong action :  precipitateness

    :  undue eagerness to act

  1. :  to urge on :  hasten

    :  to move or act swiftly

makeplay makes
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

wasteplay
  1. :  a sparsely settled or barren region :  desert

    :  uncultivated land

    :  a broad and empty expanse (as of water)

  1. :  to lay waste

    :  to damage or destroy gradually and progressively

    :  to cause to shrink in physical bulk or strength :  emaciate, enfeeble

  1. :  being wild and uninhabited :  desolate

    :  arid, empty

    :  not cultivated :  not productive


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