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measure twice and cut once

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  • phrase literally, carpentry One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.
  • phrase figuratively, by extension Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.

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