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Proverb

1) (Literally, carpentry) One should always double check one's measurements before cutting materials to minimize the chance of mistakes thus wasting materials, time and money.

2) (Figuratively, when describing oneself) Plan and prepare careful and thorough manner before taking action
Random1: I am a measure twice, cut once type of guy. I always plan everything I do ahead of time and carefully to make sure everything runs smoothly when I start
by Richardoyu September 19, 2010