“A stitch in time saves nine!” 「今のひと縫いは後の9縫い」


When sewing, you use a needle to pull thread through cloth, creating stitches. Imagine you have a very small hole in your shirt. You can sew it closed now with just one stitch. But if you wait, it might get bigger, and you will have to use more stitches to close it. We say that a stitch in time saves nine (nine more stitches) to mean that it’s better to solve problems before they get big.