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In the following, does broke mean penniless(out of money) or out of order?
ex) if it ain't broke don't fix it
The idea being that people often try to improve upon a system or item that is functioning adequately, only to end up with a system that is no longer working at all. By trying to "fix" something that was not "broken."
This is a common idiom.
It suggests that you not even try to change things. Keep the status quo.
The team is winning games. I thought about changing the team's lineup, but Joe warned me, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
I guess saying "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" would be fixing what ain't broke.