don't cry before you are hurt

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don't cry before you are hurt

Don't become upset about something until it actually happens. I know you're worried that you did poorly on your exams, but don't cry before you are hurt.
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Don't cry before you are hurt.

Prov. Do not be upset about a bad thing that might happen; only be upset when something bad really does happen. Fred: What am I going to do? There's a possibility that my job will be eliminated! Jane: Don't cry before you are hurt. They haven't eliminated you yet.
See also: before, cry, hurt