The British Idiom – Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
Definition of Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
To count your chickens before they hatch warns us that we should not consider anything as definite until we have done the necessary work to make it a reality.
Examples of Usage of Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
He was going to buy a new suit just in case he got the job, but I told him not to count his chickens before they hatched.
“Don’t count your chickens!” she warned me, when she heard that I had already decided what to buy with my Christmas bonus.
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