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don't count your chickens before they're hatched

Definition of don't count your chickens before they're hatched in English:

proverb Don’t be too confident in anticipating success or good fortune before it is certain: I wouldn’t count your chickens—I’ve agreed to sign the contract but that’s all I’ve agreed to
More example sentences
  • We are feeling positive but not counting any chickens.
  • I am reluctant to count any chickens before they're hatched, so I will make no predictions, but I will let you all know as soon as anything happens.
  • He is scheduled to be the next chairman of the council and, although he does not want to count his chickens before they are hatched, is rationalising his commitments.
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