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    Is this a common saying or idiom? This was in a writing where a mother regretted not telling his father she loved him before his death.

    gu80)A word before is worth two after.

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    Default Re: a word before is worth two after

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is this a common saying or idiom? This was in is a writing where a mother regretted not telling his her father she loved him before his death.

    gu80)A word before is worth two after.
    It's not an idiom. It's a statement. It is more important to say something before a person dies than to say it after the death. It is understandable, but not a common saying.

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    Default Re: a word before is worth two after

    It's a more specific way of saying 'Prevention is better than cure' (or 'An ounce of <something> is worth a pound of <something-else-I-forget-what> - which are often-used sayings; (some might think too often - you should avoid clichés like the plague. )

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