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12-ounce curls

The act of drinking beer (which is commonly sold in 12-ounce cans), jokingly likened to a weightlifting exercise. The only exercise John seems to do these days is 12-ounce curls.
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an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Working to stop something from happening is easier and better than having to try to resolve it later. Unless you want to be violently ill for days, get the flu shot now—an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, you know. Councilor, I am of the firm belief that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and investing in social and educational programs has been proven more effective at reducing crime than simply strengthening police force to combat it!

ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory

Prov. Common sense will help you solve problems more than theory will. The psychologist had many elaborate theories about how to raise her child, but often forgot that an ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory.

ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit

Prov. Knowing when to refrain from making jokes is better than being able to make jokes all the time. Mabel makes fun of everybody, regardless of whether or not she hurts their feelings. Someone should tell her that an ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.
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ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Prov. If you put in a little effort to prevent a problem, you will not have to put in a lot of effort to solve the problem. Brush your teeth every day; that way you won't have to go to the dentist to have cavities filled. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you get in the habit of being careful with your new stereo, chances are you won't break it and have to have it fixed later. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

more bang for the buck

Also, more bounce for the ounce. More value for one's money, a greater return on an investment. For example, Buying a condominium is better than renting for years and years; more bang for the buck , or We always get the largest packages of dog food-more bounce for the ounce. The first term originated in the late 1960s in the military for expenditures for firepower and soon was extended to mean an increased financial return or better value. The variant originated in the mid-1900s as an advertising slogan for a carbonated soft drink.
See also: bang, buck, more

ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, an

It is easier to forestall a disaster than to deal with it. For example, The new law makes all children under twelve wear bicycle helmets-an ounce of prevention. This ancient proverb is first recorded in Latin in Henry de Bracton's De Legibus (c. 1240) and has been repeated ever since, often in shortened form.
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Total PGM production in concentrate (including a small amount of gold) at Northam Platinum, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, surpassed earlier guidance for a record 362,800 ounces, with nearly 225,000 ounces of platinum, for a 14 percent gain on 2005 output.
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Just place an ice cube or two in a large wine glass, add three to four ounces of white wine (any white wine) and fill with club soda.
For a new twist on an old favorite, try a PASSION FRUIT COLADA: Pour two ounces of passion fruit liqueur, one ounce of rum, two ounces of orange juice and four ounces of pina colada mix into a mixing glass; add a splash of grenadine and one cup of cracked ice.
The 50% owned Refugio Mine is projected to produce approximately 248,000 ounces of gold (Bema's share is 124,000 ounces) in 2006 at an operating cash cost of $267 per ounce and a total cash cost of $291 per ounce.
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Dale Paul, chief executive officer of Centurion Gold Holdings, said, "The projects in South Africa contain 500,000 ounces of platinum and 5.
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