Don't count your chickens before they hatch.



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

to wait until a good thing that is expected has really happened before making any plans about it

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  This new business venture that I am involved in is awesome. Early profit projections are amazingly high. I think I will go and buy a fancy new car.

Friend 2Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Friend 1:  You don't think that I should buy a new car?  I am going to be rich.

Friend 2:  Projections are one thing but money in the bank in another. If you are being careful, you will wait until you actually see the money.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I am already planning the furniture arrangement for my new office when I get this promotion.

Colleague 2:  There are a lot of people competing for that promotion.

Colleague 1:  You think that I shouldn't count my chickens before they are hatched.

Colleague 2:  I wouldn't want to see you disappointed if you don't get the promotion.





Don't count your chickens before they hatch. - Usage:

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Don't count your chickens before they hatch. - Gerund Form:

Not counting your chickens before they hatch is prudent.



Don't count your chickens before they hatch. - Examples:

1)  ... who follow sports know for sure, you can never count your chickens before they hatch.

2)   You may be eating your words, I wouldn't count your chickens before they hatch.

3)  That's why they say "never count your chickens before they hatch". But I'm afraid IND had to learn it the hard way around.

4)  ... will beat England in the final. Please don't count your chickens before they hatch. As big hitters WI is in in your way firstly. Never under estimate ...

5)  I keep learning the lesson: don't count your chickens before they hatch.

6)  It's not prudent to count your chickens before they hatch.

7)  Please do not count your chickens before they hatch. They are due for a slip up.

8)  ... have to say is one thing people. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. This series ain't over yet.

9)  They say you shouldn't count your chickens before they hatch, but according to a market survey Android has laid a lot of eggs in ...

10)  Of course, don't count your chickens before they have hatched. We still have to wait for the vaccine testing to be finalized and for ...

11)  There is no outcome because there has been no plebiscite. You are counting your chickens before you even have eggs.

12)  If you start counting your chickens before they hatch, you'll go crazy.

13)  ... that the maybe will turn into a yes, suddenly you suffer from counting your chickens before they hatch, planning the future and how you might spend that nice bonus ...

14)  You are counting your chickens way too prematurely.

15)  I wouldn't be counting your chickens just yet!

16)  Don't count your chickens before they hatch, even if they're coming from longtime clients.

17)  File this under the heading: Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Despite great fanfare at the announcement that Seattle Public Schools ...

18)  Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Just be patient and see what happens!

19)  But even if you meet the income standards, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Of the qualifying applicants, 15,000 will be randomly .... The chickens might not live to see the day.

20)  But don't count your chickens before they hatch because Apple's iPhone SE didn't become available until the end of March.