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Hello,

Is there any idiom or phrase that could express the following?

what has to be done(say, it is sth unpleasant or boring) is not worth postponing, because , in the end you will have to devote your time to do it.( you can't run from it, it's your obligation)

thanks for any help
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Hi,

Is there any idiom or phrase that could express the following?

what has to be done(say, it is sth unpleasant or boring) is not worth postponing, because , in the end you will have to devote your time to do it.( you can't run from it, it's your obligation)

It''s not a 100% fit, but perhaps 'Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today'. I'd call this a proverb.

For an opposite opinion, Shakespeare, in MacBeth, said

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well

It were done quickly ...

What he meant by this was 'If something is finished with when you do it, it's a good idea to do it quickly'. However, he goes on to say that, unfortunately, some things we do can come back and cause us future trouble. So, think carefully before you take action.

Best wishes, Clive
There's also:

"A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last." (Lord Acton)

And:

"Procrastination is the thief of time." (Edward Young)

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Hi,

Yet 'Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday'.

Clive


You can use" A stich in time saves nine" when you want to emphasize the importance of doing things that have to be done before a situation gets out of control.

Dear yogi2005


Is there any idiom or phrase that could express the following?

what has to be done(say, it is sth unpleasant or boring) is not worth postponing, because , in the end you will have to devote your time to do it.( you can't run from it, it's your obligation)

Yeah for this i have a proverb that is :

1) Do it today who have seen tomorrow as time takes no holiday.
2) Remember that time is money .... lost time is never found again
3) Good intension die, Unless they are executed
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dear Clive
'Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday'. what does it mean he has drawn the balancesheet of his life time or what please specify this phrase
thaking u in advace
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Hi Avatars,

'Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday'

It's a joke, because the words are misleading. To understand it, you have to know that Robinson Crusoe had a servant whose name was 'Friday'. Thus, we can say that all Robinson Crusoe's work was done by Friday.

Best wishes, Clive