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- phrase A little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem, prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A
little preparationcan eliminatethe need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.
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From the practice of mending a small tear in cloth before it becomes a larger one.
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