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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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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! :)
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.
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) 5 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.
Everyone is correct. The actual phrase dealt with darning cloth wherein a stitch would prevent a tear or run in the cloth.
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