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Saying in original language: Een vogel in de hand is beter als tien in de lucht.
English translation of the saying: A bird in the hand is better than ten in the air.
Language: Dutch
Meaning in English: It's more worth to have something that isn't perfect, than to not being able to have something that is perfect.
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"Ein Spatz in der Hand ist besser als die Taube auf dem Dach."
A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.
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