Word of the Day #50: Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Throw the baby out with the bathwater: To discard something valuable and something not valuable at the same time

1-) We don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater by discarding all of the termite-infested wood—Instead we’re going to decide which wood was damaged and which is in working condition.

2-) An example of throwing the baby out with the bathwater is rejecting the entire political system simply because some politicians are bad.

3-) In every tough situation, it’s important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater—there is always something positive you can take away from it.

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