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Throw out the baby with bath water


Stupid decision. Don’t condemn an entire plan due to one bad component. The idea is that after bathing a baby the water needs to be tossed, but don’t also toss the baby away with it!

“I know your husband drinks too much, but otherwise he’s a good man. Don’t think of divorce you will just be throwing out the baby with the bath water.”

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