Definition of a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush in English:

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

phrase

proverb
  • It's better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking to get more.

    • ‘The old adage that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush reflects the prudent strategy to go for the sure thing’
    • ‘In a possible offer situation for a troubled company, a bird in the hand is certainly worth more than two in the bush.’
    • ‘The KMT appears to have forgotten the old maximum that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - and stands to become the biggest loser in the recall drive.’
    • ‘Tearing up the agreement may head off any potential lawsuits, but as far as TV coverage is concerned, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.’
    • ‘Sometimes a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush but occasionally, the bird in the hand is really only a reasonable facsimile of the other two.’