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12-ounce curls

The act of drinking beer (which is commonly sold in 12-ounce cans), jokingly likened to a weightlifting exercise. The only exercise John seems to do these days is 12-ounce curls.
See also: curl

ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory

Prov. Common sense will help you solve problems more than theory will. The psychologist had many elaborate theories about how to raise her child, but often forgot that an ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory.

ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit

Prov. Knowing when to refrain from making jokes is better than being able to make jokes all the time. Mabel makes fun of everybody, regardless of whether or not she hurts their feelings. Someone should tell her that an ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.
See also: discretion, of, ounce, pound, wit, worth

ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Prov. If you put in a little effort to prevent a problem, you will not have to put in a lot of effort to solve the problem. Brush your teeth every day; that way you won't have to go to the dentist to have cavities filled. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you get in the habit of being careful with your new stereo, chances are you won't break it and have to have it fixed later. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Prevention is better than cure.

Prov. It is better to try to keep a bad thing from happening than it is to fix the bad thing once it has happened. (See also An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.) If we spend more money on education, so that children learn to be responsible citizens, we won't have to spend so much money on prisons. Prevention is better than cure.
See also: better, cure, prevention

Prevention is better than cure.

  (British & Australian) also An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (American)
something that you say which means it is better to stop something bad happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened More advice is needed on how to stay healthy because, as we all know, prevention is better than cure.
See also: better, cure, prevention

more bang for the buck

Also, more bounce for the ounce. More value for one's money, a greater return on an investment. For example, Buying a condominium is better than renting for years and years; more bang for the buck , or We always get the largest packages of dog food-more bounce for the ounce. The first term originated in the late 1960s in the military for expenditures for firepower and soon was extended to mean an increased financial return or better value. The variant originated in the mid-1900s as an advertising slogan for a carbonated soft drink.
See also: bang, buck, more

ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, an

It is easier to forestall a disaster than to deal with it. For example, The new law makes all children under twelve wear bicycle helmets-an ounce of prevention. This ancient proverb is first recorded in Latin in Henry de Bracton's De Legibus (c. 1240) and has been repeated ever since, often in shortened form.
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8 percent increase in platinum concentrates to 751,800 ounces, up from 690,900 ounces in the comparable period of last year.
The company currently expects to beat its original cash cost target of $220 per ounce of gold produced for the full year 1994, due to the continuing success of its company-wide cost containment initiative.
From the Cotton Bay Club on Eleuthera in the Bahamas comes the BAHAMA MAMA: Pour 1 ounce of light rum and 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum in a shaker.
Even more substantial is a FROSTED FRUIT YOGURT: Combine one cup of sliced or diced fresh fruit--apricot, melon, peach, mango or strawberry--four ounces of plain yogurt or buttermilk, one teaspoon of honey, one-half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, one-quarter teaspoon of grated lemon rind and four ounces of crushed ice.
Lupin's cash production costs were $285 per ounce of gold produced in the second quarter of this year, up from $222 a year ago, despite a weaker Canadian dollar.
To make a CHARTREUSE COOLER: Pour one ounce of rum and one ounce of chartreuse liqueur into a glass; and ice and fill with tonic water.
A rise in bar sales to Japanese investors, as the yen price of platinum hit a thirty-year low, boosted global investment demand by 50,000 ounces to 305,000 ounces.
Bema's projected gold production for 2006 is approximately 381,000 ounces at an operating cash cost of $336 per ounce(4) and a total cash cost of $356 per ounce(4).
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the milk, 11 ounces of the flour, the honey, and corn syrup and mix to combine.
Cash production costs were reduced to US$179 per ounce of gold produced, down US$16 from US$195 a year ago and down US$70 from US$249 two years ago.
8 million ounce oxide resource continues to be on track for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2006.
The cash production cost per ounce of gold was reduced by US$29 to US$212, and the cash production cost of silver was reduced by US$0.
The mine is scheduled to produce over 180,000 ounces of gold in 2006 at a cash cost of $160 per ounce.
The cash production cost per ounce of gold was reduced by US$24 to US$205, and the cash production cost of silver was reduced by US$0.
5 million ounces of silver per annum (approximately 200,000 gold equivalent ("AuEq") ounces per annum @ 60 oz silver equals one oz gold), resulting in an average total cash cost of approximately US $115 per ounce of gold net of silver credits, using a gold price of US $400 and a silver price of US $6.