delays are dangerous

Cf. c 1300 Havelok (1915) 1.1352 Dwelling haueth ofte scathe [harm] wrouht.

1578 LYLY Euphues I. 212 Delayes breed daungers, nothing so perillous as procrastination.

1655 J. SHIRLEY Gentlemen of Venice v. 62 Shall we go presently [immediately], delaies are dangerous.

1824 J. FAIRFIELD Letters (1922) p. xxxi. I have always found on all subjects that ‘delays are dangerous’... It is expedient that we marry young.

1930 B. FLYNN Murder en Route xxxiii. What a pity Master Hector left it too late... Delays are proverbially dangerous.


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