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Is there such a phrase as.....

Posted by Gary on July 12, 2003

In Reply to: Is there such a phrase as..... posted by kevin on July 12, 2003

: having a bit of a disagreement with workmates over the phrase " less haste, more speed"(though it could be the other way around), my workmates say its "less speed, more haste" which to me doesn't make sense to want more haste, which means to rush a job,as opposed to speed which means to do a job fast!
: surely a boss wouldn't want his workers to be hasty as opposed to speedy?
: if anyone could clarify this phrase for me I would be grateful, there's a WHOLE £3 relying on this!!!!

More haste: less speed. I.e. if you rush the job it will get finished later.