set the cart before the horse

(redirected from aren't setting the cart before the horse)

set the cart before the horse

proverb To do things preemptively or out of the proper order; to get ahead of oneself. Don't set the cart before the horse and pick out your dream car before you have any money saved up for a down payment. A: "I've got a few ideas of in-app purchases we can implement." B: "Whoa, whoa, stop setting the cart before the horse. Let's focus on actually finishing the app first."
See also: before, cart, horse, set
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
Full browser ?