don't count your chickens before they're hatched

don't count your chickens before they're hatched

Don't make plans based on future events that might not happen. When my mom heard that I was preparing my campaign before even being nominated, she warned me, "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched." Why are you begging to drive my car to school tomorrow when you still need to take your license test in the morning? Don't count your chickens before they're hatched, babe!
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Also, there's an old saying in County Tyrone, where I come from, which says 'don't burn the black suit', which means don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
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