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Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

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Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

   
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Meaning and History
Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

This idiom stresses to be careful what you throw away and to not throw away something valuable or important along with things unimportant. The birth of this idiom can be traced back to 1512 where a German artist created a woodcut showing a woman actually pouring a baby out with its bath water.

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