be swift to hear, slow to speak

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be swift to hear, slow to speak

proverb Listen attentively and don't rush to speak. The phrase comes from the Bible. A: "It would really serve him well to be swift to hear, slow to speak." B: "I know, his mouth always seems to get him into trouble."
See also: slow, speak, swift
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