IIABDFI


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IIABDFI

An initialism for "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," meaning don't fiddle or interfere with something that is functioning just fine as it is. If the washer's working, you should text him IIABDFI so he doesn't bring his tools over and try messing with it.
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if it ain't broke don't fix it

Don't meddle with something that's functioning adequately. For example, So long as they like our proposal let's not change it; if it ain't broke don't fix it . This folksy and deliberately ungrammatical expression dates from the mid-1900s. For a synonym, see leave well enough alone.
See also: broke, fix, if
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

and IIABDFI
sent. & comp. abb. Leave well enough alone.; Don’t tamper with something that is all right as it is. It’s fine. Leave it alone. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
See also: broke, fix, if

IIABDFI

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

if it ain't broke don't fix it

See leave well enough alone.
See also: broke, fix, if
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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