prevention is better than cure

conventional saying

Definition of prevention is better than cure

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used to say that it is better and easier to stop a problem, illness, etc., from happening than to stop or correct it after it has started

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“Prevention is better than cure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prevention%20is%20better%20than%20cure. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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