the best defense is a good offense

The usual US version of attack is the best form of defence. Also as a good offense is the best defense.

1989 Washington Times 13 Sept. C9 The reigning corporate strategy these days is that the best defense is a good offense.

1992 MIEDER Dict. of American Proverbs 436 A good offense is the best defense.

2002 Washington Times 6 Apr. B2 There is a saying, ‘The best defense is a good offense.’ Your sister-in-law’s behavior was an example of that.


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