never send a boy to do a man's job

never send a boy to do a man's job

proverb Avoid assigning challenging tasks to those that are inexperienced or otherwise incapable of completing them. I should have known better than to have an intern proofread that letter—never send a boy to do a man's job, right? I asked you to fire him and you didn't do it? Oh good grief, I'll handle it myself—never send a boy to do a man's job!
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