23 September 2020 12:33
Image copyright Getty Images There're plenty of words and phrases we've had to get used to hearing in 2020. Coronavirus. Lockdown. Herd immunity. The R rate.
And last night there was a new one for a lot of people. "A stitch in time saves nine." That's what the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he announced extra rules on things like pub closing times in England. If you're anything like us - or most of the internet - you were probably on your phone pretty quickly. At 20:04 BST, right after the PM told us: "We must take action now because a stitch in time saves nine", Google saw a spike in people searching for the meaning of the phrase. So what does it mean?