cross (one's) bridges before (one) gets to them

cross (one's) bridges before (one) gets to them

proverb To be very concerned or make a decision about something that has not happened yet. Because of my anxiety, I tend to cross my bridges before I come to them. A: "What if I don't get the job?" B: "They haven't even called you yet. Don't cross your bridges before you get to them."
See also: before, bridge, cross, get, to
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