stitch in time saves nine

stitch in time saves nine

Prov. If you fix a small problem right away, it will not become a bigger problem later. Let's patch the roof before that hole gets bigger. A stitch in time saves nine.
See also: nine, save, stitch, time
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Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow.
They say a stitch in time saves nine and we found it can save money too.
A stitch in time saves nine, another resident Malik Akram said and added the Capital Development Authority was already facing financial crunch and early repairs can help it save millions.
A stitch in time saves nine is, I think, the way that old sewing adage goes.
The Smotherses played a couple of omnipotent creators of wisdom who would generate slogans - ``A stitch in time saves nine,'' ``Absence makes the heart grow fonder'' - which they would then send down to Earth via a messenger.