throw\ the\ baby\ out\ with\ the\ bath

• throw the baby out with the bath
• throw the baby out with the bathwater
v. phr.
To reject all of something because part is faulty.

God knows that there are weaknesses in the program, but if they act too hastily they may cause the baby to be thrown out with the bathwater.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • throw\ the\ baby\ out\ with\ the\ bathwater — • throw the baby out with the bath • throw the baby out with the bathwater v. phr. To reject all of something because part is faulty. God knows that there are weaknesses in the program, but if they act too hastily they may cause the baby to be… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw the baby out with the bath water — throw away something good with the waste, discard everything    Keep the good subjects when you revise the course. Don t throw the baby out with the bath water! …   English idioms

  • throw the baby out with the bath water — to get rid of the good parts as well as the bad parts of something when you are trying to improve it. I don t think we should throw the baby out with the bath water. There are some good features of the present system that I think we should retain …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw the baby out with the bath water —    If you get rid of useful things when discarding inessential things, you throw the baby out with the bath water.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Throw the baby out with the bath-water —   If you get rid of useful things when discarding inessential things, you throw the baby out with the bath water …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • throw the baby out with the bathwater — reject all of something because part of it is faulty When they decided to get rid of all of the computers because one was broken it was like throwing the baby out with the bath water. They only needed one new computer …   Idioms and examples

  • throw the baby out with the bath (bathwater) — {v. phr.} To reject all of something because part is faulty. * /God knows that there are weaknesses in the program, but if they act too hastily they may cause the baby to be thrown out with the bathwater./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw the baby out with the bath (bathwater) — {v. phr.} To reject all of something because part is faulty. * /God knows that there are weaknesses in the program, but if they act too hastily they may cause the baby to be thrown out with the bathwater./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater — The proverb is often used allusively, especially in the metaphorical phrase to throw (or empty) out the baby with the bathwater. Known in German from at least as early as the start of the sixteenth century; Cf. 1610 J. KEPLER Tertius Interveniens …   Proverbs new dictionary

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