Don't count chickens before they're hatched.

Don't count chickens before they're hatched.
Don't count (your) chickens (before they're hatched). something that you say in order to warn someone to wait until a good thing they are expecting has really happened before they make any plans about it.

You might be able to get a loan from the bank, but don't count your chickens.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • count\ one's\ chickens\ before\ they\ are\ hatched — v. phr. informal To depend on getting a profit or gain before you have it; make plans that suppose something will happen; be too sure that something will happen. Usually used in negative sentences: Don t count on things to turn out exactly as you …   Словарь американских идиом

  • count\ one's\ chickens\ before\ they're\ hatched — v. phr. informal To depend on getting a profit or gain before you have it; make plans that suppose something will happen; be too sure that something will happen. Usually used in negative sentences: Don t count on things to turn out exactly as you …   Словарь американских идиом

  • count one's chickens before they're hatched — {v. phr.}, {informal} To depend on getting a profit or gain before you have it; make plans that suppose something will happen; be too sure that something will happen. Usually used in negative sentences. * /When Jim said that he would be made… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count one's chickens before they're hatched — {v. phr.}, {informal} To depend on getting a profit or gain before you have it; make plans that suppose something will happen; be too sure that something will happen. Usually used in negative sentences. * /When Jim said that he would be made… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count one's chickens before they're hatched — assume that something will be successful before it is certain Don t count your chickens before they re hatched. You re spending your money and you don t even have a job yet …   Idioms and examples

  • Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. — Don t count (your) chickens (before they re hatched). something that you say in order to warn someone to wait until a good thing they are expecting has really happened before they make any plans about it. You might be able to get a loan from the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • don't catch your chickens before they're hatched — This means that you should wait until you know whether something has produced the results you desire, rather than acting beforehand. ( Don t count your chickens until they ve hatched is an alternative.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • don't count your chickens before they're hatched — ► don t count your chickens before they re hatched proverb don t be too confident in anticipating success before it is certain. Main Entry: ↑count …   English terms dictionary

  • don't count your chickens (before they're hatched) — don’t count your chickens (before they’re hatched) phrase used for telling someone not to make plans that depend on the success of something until they are certain that it is successful Thesaurus: ways of warning or advising someonesynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • don't count your chickens (before they are hatched) — don t count your ˈchickens (before they are ˈhatched) idiom (saying) you should not be too confident that sth will be successful, because sth may still go wrong Main entry: ↑countidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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