What does 'Don't catch your chickens before they're hatched' mean?
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.)
- Category: Animals
Idioms similar to 'Don't catch your chickens before they're hatched'
- When the chickens come home to roost
- Sprat to catch a mackerel
- You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
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