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jump to conclusions

To make decisions or form opinions before one has all the pertinent facts. I know you found some suspicious things in her office, but don't jump to conclusions—talk to her first.
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jump to conclusions

 and leap to conclusions
Fig. to judge or decide something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions. (See also rush to conclusions.) Now don't jump to conclusions. Wait until you hear what I have to say. Please find out all the facts so you won't leap to conclusions.
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jump to a conclusion

Form an opinion or judgment hastily, as in Wait till you have the facts; don't jump to a conclusion. [c. 1700]
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jump to conclusions

COMMON If someone jumps to conclusions, they decide too quickly that something is true, when they do not know all the facts. Forgive me. I shouldn't be jumping to conclusions. Note: You can also say that someone jumps to a conclusion. I didn't want her to jump to the conclusion that the divorce was in any way her fault. Note: People sometimes use leap instead of jump. The medical establishment was careful not to leap to conclusions.
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jump (or leap) to conclusions (or the conclusion that)

form an opinion hastily, before you have learned or considered all the facts.
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jump/leap to conˈclusions

make a decision about somebody/something too quickly, before you know or have thought about all the facts: There you go again — jumping to conclusions. Wait till you hear my side of the story!
See also: conclusion, jump, leap

jump to conclusions, to

To draw inferences too hastily from insufficient evidence. Also put in the singular (to jump to a conclusion), this cliché dates from about 1700.
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It takes no grey matter or intelligence to jump to conclusions.
He said Mr Wright often misunderstood the context of the situation and was quick to jump to conclusions that it was personal.
Find out if he really has a problem with the relationship rather than jump to conclusions.
I don't think it was fair for he/she to jump to conclusions about how much we get.
PAKISTAN'S opposition leader, Imran Khan, warned Western leaders not to jump to conclusions in blaming Muslims for the attacks in New York and Washington.
Chief Supt Jeff Farrar said: "We know that in the current climate this will cause some alarm but we want to reassure everyone that there is no apparent danger and they should not jump to conclusions.
Before you jump to conclusions, he is not HIV positive or anything.
She leaves a pregnancy testing kit where a gullible male will spot it and jump to conclusions.
But don't be too hasty to jump to conclusions as many of these signs are normal teenage behaviour.