haste makes waste

idiom

Definition of haste makes waste

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

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“Haste makes waste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haste%20makes%20waste. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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