haste makes waste

Definition of haste makes waste

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

Word by Word Definitions

haste play
  1. : rapidity of motion : swiftness

  2. : rash or headlong action : precipitateness

  3. : undue eagerness to act

  1. : to urge on : hasten

  2. : to move or act swiftly

make play makes
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

  2. : brand

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

waste play
  1. : a sparsely settled or barren region : desert

  2. : uncultivated land

  3. : a broad and empty expanse (as of water)

  1. : to lay waste

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

  3. : to wear away or diminish gradually : consume

  1. : being wild and uninhabited : desolate

  2. : arid, empty

  3. : not cultivated : not productive


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