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Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#21903
Fun:*** (2.12)
Difficulty:** (1.74)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:badbunnee*****

 

 

 



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)?



Answer

Don'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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