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jump to conclusions

 and leap to conclusions
Fig. to judge or decide something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions. (See also rush to conclusions.) Now don't jump to conclusions. Wait until you hear what I have to say. Please find out all the facts so you won't leap to conclusions.
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jump to conclusions

to judge a situation without enough information about it The investigation isn't finished, so let's not jump to conclusions about what caused the plane to crash.
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jump to conclusions

to guess the facts about a situation without having enough information I might be jumping to conclusions but I've seen them together twice in town.
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It's human nature to leap to conclusions, especially in busy and stressful environments like healthcare.
Hastert's head are the same voices who tell us that the larger society must be tolerant of private lifestyle choices, and certainly must never leap to conclusions about gay men and young boys.
We cannot leap to conclusions, for the ones that we are likely to draw--that the poor are not poor because they want to be, for example--easily dissolve in the actual telling.
It is tempting to leap to conclusions and link this to Al Qaida and Osama bin Laden's taped warning on Sunday but as yet the evidence is missing, while the Egyptian government places the blame on locals without international links.
Susan's embarrassing leap to conclusions about fellow party guests puts her future with Karl in doubt.
Asked about the timing of the skirmishes, he said he did not want to leap to conclusions "but we take such hypotheses into consideration".