Idiom: Don't catch your chickens before they're hatched
Meaning: This means that you should wait until you know whether something has produced the results you desire, rather than acting beforehand. ('Don't count your chickens until they've hatched' is an alternative.)Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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