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 thrown out with the bathwater.


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

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  • throw the baby out with the bathwater — discard something valuable along with other things that are undesirable. → baby …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw the baby out with the bathwater — to get rid of the good and useful aspects of something without intending to, while you try to get rid of its negative aspects …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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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