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    We should not celebrate our win before the right time

    We should not celebrate our win before the right time. I watched a video in which there was a player who was attempting a penalty shoot-out. Goalkeeper curbed the ball from going in the goal area but ball bounced in the air a few meters and went into the goal area making a goal, as goalkeeper ran towards his comrades to celebrate. So, can we say "We should not celebrate our win until we have made sure that we have actually won"?

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    Re: We should not celebrate our win before the right time

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We should not celebrate our win before the right time. I watched a video in which there was a player who was attempting a penalty shot. The goalkeeper curbed the ball from going in the goal area but the ball bounced in the air a few meters and went into the goal area, making a goal, as the goalkeeper ran towards his comrades to celebrate. So, can we say "We should not celebrate our win until we have made sure that we have actually won"?

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    Re: We should not celebrate our win before the right time

    I would simply say:

    The ball went into the goal.

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    Re: We should not celebrate our win before the right time

    A perfect time to use the idiom "Don't count your chickens until they've hatched"!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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