if it ain't broke, don't fix it

proverbial saying
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of if it ain't broke, don't fix it

informal
used to say that one should not try to change something that is working well

Word by Word Definitions

ain't play
  1. : am not : are not : is not

  2. : have not : has not

broke play
  1. : past tense of break

  1. : penniless

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

fix play
  1. : to make firm, stable, or stationary

  2. : to give a permanent or final form to: such as

  3. : to change into a stable compound or available form

  1. : a position of difficulty or embarrassment : predicament

  2. : the position (as of a ship) determined by bearings, observations, or radio

  3. : an accurate determination or understanding especially by observation or analysis


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