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Baby I am and baby I'll be.
Check tub and toss,
so it won't be me.
What cautionary admonition is expressed by the riddle (it's a common phrase)?
HintIt involves a baby and a tub. So what's probably been happening? Then, what's going to happen next?
AnswerDon't throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Prior to indoor plumbing people commonly bathed or did washing in a portable tub, the contents of which were then *tossed* or thrown out into the yard.
The expression signifies not doing something dire or damaging while in the process of doing something routine or habitual.
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