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Doing a small repair now saves doing a big one later on. That's the way I've always interpreted it
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It means that if you deal with a problem as soon as it appears, you may well prevent it from developing into a huge problem further down the line.
As the grammar guru I'd rearrange it, thus:
A stitch, in time, saves nine.
In other words, fix your problems as soon as they crop up and you'll have less troubles later on! :)
Everyone is correct. The actual phrase dealt with darning cloth wherein a stitch would prevent a tear or run in the cloth.
Well,in the olden days,it meant that if you mend something before it tears too badly,you won't have a big tear to mend.
Ankit Gupta (ankitg5) 4 years ago
simple mean "finish ur work on time, else u and ur dearones will be in problems". It is simple a idiom.
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a stitch in time, saves nine mean it is very important to do what we have to do while we have the time to do that, because delay is very dangerous.
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