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prevention is better than cure (or US an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure)

Definition of prevention is better than cure or US an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in English:

proverb It’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.
Example sentences
  • Remember, prevention is better than cure and is much cheaper both in terms of hardware damage/replacement and lost production due to data loss.
  • While council officials are not unduly worried they are nonetheless taking the view that prevention is better than cure, especially if the hot weather continues for the rest of August.
  • We believe that prevention is better than cure, and we keep up with latest technology and colours to find the best for our customers.
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