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Proverb of the day: Better to be blind in one eye than blind in both نص العمى ولا العمى كله

Better to be blind in one eye than blind in both

Ahram Online , Sunday 15 Nov 2015
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نص العمى ولا العمى كله

Nos el ‘ama wala el ‘ama kollo

Translation: Better to be blind in one eye than blind in both.

Meaning: It is better to have something than nothing at all. Use this proverb when you have to do a quick fix because there is no time for something better, like when you use the wrong light bulb in the hallway or when you have to store old clothes in a garbage bag.

Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

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