hlbert03, you may also meet this very informal usage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it'. This is not grammatically correct, but I've rarely heard "If it isn't broken, don't mend it" - except from someone with a tweed jacket and leather elbow patches
The last line might need explanation: in BE (maybe AmE too?) traditionalist academics are supposed to dress like that.
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