First catch your hare

First catch your hare.

Prov. Do not make plans about what you will do when you have something until you actually have it. Fred: When I buy my house on the beach, you can spend summers with me there. Ellen: First catch your hare.
See also: catch, first, hare
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I follow Mrs Beeton's recipe for hare pie: first catch your hare.
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