fish or cut bait

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To choose between taking action now, or forgoing the opportunity and putting that energy into another endeavor; to decide.
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It's time to fish or cut bait: either we buy this house now, or we must start looking for another one.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Fish or Cut BaitEither do something or let others do without delaying, to finally make a choice
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