never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

If you think something could cause problems for you, then do something that will instigate those problems. A: "That dog looks like it could be mean. We should go scare it off." B: "No way, leave it alone! Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you!" A: "I accidentally scratched his car pulling out of the parking lot last night. Should I offer to pay for it?" B: "No, he might not even notice. Even if he does, he wouldn't know who did it. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you."
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Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Prov. If you think something might cause trouble, leave it alone and wait until it actually causes trouble. Ellen: My daughter's teacher is going to be troublesome, I can tell. Maybe I should go to the school and talk to her. Jane: Why not wait till she actually does something? Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
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