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I've been trying to find an idiom that relates to the following expression:
Settling for the immediate benefit and forgoing a better outcome which required patience ,effort or courage.
The idea to convey is that: You end up settling for less than what you could have got because you couldn't go all the way (and thus harm yourself).
I want to use it in a negative sense.
It touches the themes of : shortsightedness , chickening out & taking the easy way out.
Sometimes half a loaf is better than none.
Modification of post #3. "Dubya" was the 43rd president of the US; Barack Obama is the 44th.
Last edited by riquecohen; 04-May-2013 at 16:45. Reason: factual correction
I got as far as "dubya" being an acronym for "W" but not what it actually stood for.
In the context, I may well be able to guess the "bya" but the "du" has me beat at the moment.