1. Jennikybooky Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    Hello everyone!

    Is there a French equivalent for the expression "waste not, want not"?
  2. edwingill Senior Member

    England English
    "l'économie protège du besoin"
  3. Jennikybooky Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    Thank you kindly.
  4. Liwsi New Member

    français - France/Québec
    Un sou est un sou :il faut économiser, ne pas gaspiller [Grand Robert].
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2015
  5. david314

    david314 Senior Member

    Clayton, Missouri
    American English
    This brings to mind the famous, related expression regarding the virtue of thriftiness: A penny saved is a penny earned.
  6. Nikita84 New Member

    If you want something a bit more catchy, I would suggest:
    "Moins de gâchis, moins de souci."


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