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    What is the difference between "better safe than sorry" and "prevention is better than cure"?
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    Default Re: better safe than sorry

    Better safe than sorry This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk.
    Prevention is better than a cure Stop something before it occurs.



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    Default Re: better safe than sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Better safe than sorry This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk.
    Prevention is better than a cure Stop something before it occurs.


    Many thanks Anglika

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    Default Re: better safe than sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by platinum View Post
    What is the difference between "better safe than sorry" and "prevention is better than cure"?
    Many thanks.
    BTW, the 'better X than Y' format is used in other idiomatic phrases:

    Better red than dead [It's better to pretend to accept Communism than to die opposing it]

    Better late than never [It's better for someone to arrive late than not to arrive at all]

    ....And it's a productive format for the coining of new phrases - so there isn't a "list" of such phrases - or if there is, it's already out of date!

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