a stitch in time saves nine

a stitch in time saves nine

Meaning

  • do not wait to deal with a specific problem or you risk it getting
    much worse later on
  • it’s better to find solution of any trouble on time before it becomes worse
  • small action taken on right time may prevents difficulty to be bigger later

Example Sentences

  1. John said to his brother, ” You better bring your car to the shop
    while it’s still running, because a stitch in time saves nine“.
  2. The timely investigation could be prevented the major malfunction in computers. Someone truly said that a stitch in time saves nine.
  3. Resolve a small problem on time may prevent a big trouble it’s like the old saying “a stitch in time saves nine“.
  4. It seems that something wrong with my car, it’s better to get its check-up as a stitch in time saves nine.
  5. There is an old saying that a stitch in time saves nine and I think it’s better to compromise earlier instead of dispute with your neighbour.
  6. Prime Minister summed up the speech in the saying “a stitch in time saves nine“.

Origin

Many theories on the origin. The most popular being that it originated at sea – when a sail ripped due to strong winds, it was necessary to sew it up right away before it became so damaged it was useless.

Special thanks to Richard Pattinian.

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AuthorAsawari writes on 27th September 2018

Could you please send me some related proverbs to this?

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