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Haste Makes Waste

Idioms describing mistakes


Haste makes waste
is an English proverb that means if you do something too quickly, you are likely to make mistakes. For example:

Stephan’s report has a lot of errors in it.
Haste makes waste.
Slow down and pay attention to what you are doing. Don’t you know that
haste makes waste?

While it is wise to remember that
haste makes waste, it is also important to act quickly in some situations. Which of the following English proverbs means if you react too slowly, you will lose something, i.e. the opposite of haste makes waste?

a) Time and tide wait for no man.
b) He who hesitates is lost.
c) There is no time like the present.
d) Time is of the essence.

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