Posted by David FG on October 30, 2007
In Reply to: It's better to feed one cat than many mice posted by RRC on October 29, 2007
: : "It's better to feed one cat than many mice." ---Norwegian Proverb
: : Please explain the meaning.
: The mice referred to are not pet mice but pest mice. It is worth having a pet cat to avoid a rodent infestation.
Yes, it means, I think, that it is sometimes necessary to make some small expenditure (on keeping a cat) in order to avoid a much larger one (dealing with a plague of mice) in the future.