don't throw the baby out with the bath

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don't throw the baby out with the bath

proverb Do not discard something valuable or important while disposing of something worthless. Why are we scrapping the entire project? Come on, don't throw the baby out with the bath! Look, just because the program needs to be reformed doesn't mean we should dismantle it all together. Don't throw the baby out with the bath, and all that.
See also: baby, bath, out, throw
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