What does 'Putting the cart before the horse' mean?
Meaning: When you put the cart before the horse, you are doing something the wrong way round.
Idioms similar to 'Putting the cart before the horse'
- Eat like a horse
- Could eat a horse
- Horse trading
- Healthy as a horse
- Stalking horse
- Charley horse
- Dark horse
- Horse of a different color
- On your high horse
- From the horse's mouth
- Flogging a dead horse
- Back the wrong horse
- Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
- Short horse soon curried
- Beating a dead horse
- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
- Close the stable door after the horse has bolted
- Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted
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