Better go about than fall into the ditch. (Ward, 1842 p. 11)Cut your losses.
A large number of suspects, both men and women, escaped martial law for lack of any shred of evidence against them on which a court-martial could convict. So they began setting them free in groups, according to their birth-place. But half-way, the car-load would be emptied into a ditch.Georges Bernanos
Rocket engineering is not like ditch digging. With ditch digging you can get 100 people and dig a ditch, and you will dig it a hundred times as faster if you get 100 people versus one. With rockets, you have to solve the problem of a particular level of difficulty; one person who can solve the problem is worth an infinite number of people who can’t.Elon Musk Interview With Elon Musk Tesla Motors (2000s)
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.Matthew, XV. 14. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Dude, I have been riding with them for two days. We gotta ditch 'em.Who: Derek
He that can't live upon love deserves to die in a ditch.William Congreve.
"Out of the mouth of the Mother of God , More than the doors of doom, I call the muster of Wessex men From grassy hamlet or ditch or den, To break and be broken, God knows when, But I have seen for whom.G. K. Chesterton, in The Ballad of the White Horse (1911), Book II : The Gathering Of The Chiefs