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a word to the wise is sufficient

Someone who is wise heeds a warning or a piece of advice, even if it is very brief. The shorter phrase, "a word to the wise," is more common. I heard about a terrible traffic jam on the news, so I'm avoiding the highway. A word to the wise is sufficient! A: "Don't bother trying to sneak out—Mom and Dad will catch you every time. Take it from someone who was grounded a lot!" B: "Yeah, I don't want that. Thanks, a word to the wise is sufficient!" No, a word to the wise is sufficient—I won't overload the printer anymore.
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Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

There are enough burdens, concerns, and troubles that occur in the present without worrying about those that will or may occur in the future. The phrase comes from the Sermon on the Mount in the Bible. Don't waste your time and energy worrying about what might go wrong. Just focus on every step of the project as it occurs. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. In trying to legislate for problems down the line, many of which may never even come to pass, the government is failing those who need help right now. This protest march is thus being held to remind them that sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Prov. You should not worry about things that might happen in the future.; It is enough to worry about things that are happening today. (Biblical.) Jane: I can't get to sleep; I keep thinking about the interview I have to do tomorrow. Alan: If the interview is tomorrow, worry about it tomorrow. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

word to the wise (is enough).

 and A word to the wise is sufficient.
Prov. You only have to hint something to wise people in order to get them to understand it.; Wise people do not need long explanations. (Often used to signal that you are hinting something.) John's a pleasant man, but I wouldn't trust him with money. A word to the wise, eh? Donna hinted about Lisa's drinking problem to Lisa's fiancé, hoping that a word to the wise would be enough.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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