Definition of discretion is the better part of valor in English:

discretion is the better part of valor

  • proverb It is better to avoid a dangerous situation than to confront it.
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    • There are times when discretion is the better part of valour, of course.
    • ‘There's a point at which discretion is the better part of valour with respect to legal disputes,’ he said.
    • My co-worker came from this area, however, and discretion is the better part of valour.
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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody