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betri er krókur en kelda

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Etymology

Literally ‘a detour is better than a bog’, i.e. it is better to take a detour than to risk getting stuck in the bog.

Proverb

betri er krókur en kelda

  1. it is better to go the long way than to take a risky shortcut

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