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Does anyone about this phrase in English?

Posted by Roberto Chabat Green on July 20, 2000

Hi, everyone. I live in Mexico and Spanish is my native language. There is a phrase in Spanish that could
be translated as: "It's better to have something bad but known, than something (that could turn out
to be) good but (is currently) unknown". It can be applied to things, persons (bosses, politicians, etc.), etc.
Can someone please tell me if there is a phrase in English that expresses this same idea and what
it is? Thanks in advance.
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