Definition of put the cart before the horse in English:
Reverse the proper order or procedure of something.
- Iain says: ‘The authorities are putting the cart before the horse.’
- Co-opted committee member John Clancy said: ‘It seems a little like putting the cart before the horse.’
- It is surely a case of putting the cart before the horse,’ said Dr Caulfield.
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