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Un punto in tempo ne salva cento.

English translation: a stitch in time saves nine

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Italian term or phrase:Un punto in tempo ne salva cento.
English translation:a stitch in time saves nine
Entered by: Pnina
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12:09 Feb 21, 2008
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Italian term or phrase: Un punto in tempo ne salva cento.
"Una piccola cucitura effettuata in tempo fa risparmiare soldi. Un punto in tempo ne salva cento."
Pnina
Israel
Local time: 15:54
a stitch in time saves nine
Explanation:
old saying.

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Idioms: stitch in time, a

A prompt action will avert more serious trouble. For example, Changing the car's oil every 7,000 miles is a stitch in time. The complete form of this adage, a stitch in time saves nine, appeared in Thomas Fuller's 1732 proverb collection, Gnomologia, and is so well known that it often is stated in shortened form. Ogden Nash played with it in the title for his verse collection, A Stitch Too Late Is My Fate (1938).
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Paul O'Brien
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Local time: 14:54
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5 +12a stitch in time saves nine
Paul O'Brien


  

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a stitch in time saves nine


Explanation:
old saying.

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Note added at 5 mins (2008-02-21 12:14:41 GMT)
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http://www.answers.com/topic/a-stitch-in-time-1

Idioms: stitch in time, a

A prompt action will avert more serious trouble. For example, Changing the car's oil every 7,000 miles is a stitch in time. The complete form of this adage, a stitch in time saves nine, appeared in Thomas Fuller's 1732 proverb collection, Gnomologia, and is so well known that it often is stated in shortened form. Ogden Nash played with it in the title for his verse collection, A Stitch Too Late Is My Fate (1938).

Paul O'Brien
Italy
Local time: 14:54
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Thank you very much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Valerie Scaletta
1 min

agree  Katarina Peters
5 mins

agree  KayW
10 mins

agree  Rachel Fell
34 mins

agree  Shera Lyn Parpia
42 mins

agree  Jim Tucker
59 mins

agree  Maria Rosa Fontana
1 hr

agree  Stephanie Mizzi
1 hr

agree  Francesco D'Arcangeli: actually,the Italian sentence is a literal translation of the English saying mentioned by Pauley, so his translation is perfect!!!
2 hrs

agree  simon tanner: what else? Here you are Paul, get into double figures!
2 hrs
  -> too kind, dear boy.

agree  languagelearner
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agree  sarahca
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