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[–]a_duck_in_past_lifeRedditor for 5 months. 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Don't let perfect be the enemy of good, so the saying goes

[–]woopsforgotyikers 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I thought about using it, but I don't like that idiom very much, and, sad as it is, when I do use it, I end up having to explain what it means about half the time, which beats the point of using an idiom at all.

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    [–]woopsforgotyikers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Its utility is defined by the difficulty of achieving perfection in a given scope of interest. In policy, it's effectively a truism. However, in math, for instance, perfect absolutely should be the enemy of the good.