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Idioms and Phrases with quit while one's ahead

quit while one's ahead

Don't try to improve on something that is already accomplished, as in Those drapes we hung are even enough—let's quit while we're ahead. This idiom also implies that further action runs the risk of spoiling something. Also see leave well enough alone.

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