Don't count your chickens before they hatch

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  • Do not count on something that hasn't happened yet.
  • Don't make plans based on future events.
  • Don't expect to get everything you want until you have them.

Example Sentences

  • I know there is a huge possibility that you might get the promotion, but you shouldn't spend too much money yet. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
  • She decided to walk the remainder of the race as soon as she couldn't see her opponents, not knowing that they would appear a few seconds later, beating her in the last moment. She counted her chickens before they hatched.
  • I had an amazing interview yesterday! I truly believe that I will get the job which will help me buy the watch that I've wanted for a long time. I want to buy it right now, but the job is not guaranteed. I shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch.
  • That dress is perfect for the talent showcase, but you shouldn't buy it right now since there is no information if you have gotten in yet. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.


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