[bird in the
hand is worth two in the bush (a)] Something we have, or can easily get, is more
valuable than something we want that we may not be able to get; we shouldn't risk
losing something sure by trying to get something that is not sure.
- A proverb.
Johnny has a job as a paperboy, but he wants a job in a gas station. His father
says that a bird in the hand is worth two in the