don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

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don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

proverb If you think something could be problematic or dangerous, then don't do something that might provoke or instigate it. A: "That dog looks like it could be mean. We should go scare it off." B: "No way, leave it alone! Don't 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. Don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you."
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