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If you sort out a problem immediately it may save extra work later.
- ‘To employ an old bromide: "A stitch in time saves nine".’
- ‘Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow.’
- ‘The Prime Minister has told us that a stitch in time saves nine, and in New Zealand First we totally agree with that statement, particularly as it relates to the health system.’
- ‘But we will explain to people that sometimes a stitch in time saves nine and that there can be false economy.’
- ‘But definitely do this; your swimmer is only 14 and a stitch in time saves nine.’
- ‘We were always taught that a stitch in time saves nine, and perhaps that is exactly the case with the health system.’
- ‘And so for these companies, the stitch in time has indeed saved nine.’
- ‘In health, we believe a stitch in time saves nine.’
- ‘The lead officer said: ‘It's a case of a stitch in time saves nine.’’
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