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The meaning of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"

" A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush "
Meaning:
It’s better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing.
Example:
The questions in the final round looked hard so we opted out of the big prize and took the smaller $2,000 second prize. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush you know.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
One of the most widely used proverbs throughout the English-speaking world.
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