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speak too soon

To say something that is soon negated or contradicted. This phrase is usually used in the past tense, as the negating factor has already happened. A: "Who's screaming at each other upstairs?" B: "Well, I thought we'd get through a normal family dinner, but I guess I spoke too soon!" A: "I think we'll soon be in the clear." B: "Don't speak too soon—we're not out of this yet."
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speak too soon

Assume something prematurely, as in I guess I spoke too soon about moving to Boston; I didn't get the job after all.
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speak too ˈsoon

say something, and find afterwards that what you said is not true: ‘I’m glad Simon didn’t come.’ ‘You spoke too soon. Here he comes now.’
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However, he spoke too soon as he duly went off after just 23 minutes of Real's match against Real Zaragoza and now looks set for yet another spell on the sidelines.
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OUTSIDERS who complained the contest for the Labour crown was dull spoke too soon.