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jump to conclusions

To decide that something is true before one has all the 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.
See also: conclusion, jump

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.
See also: conclusion, jump

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
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Summary: Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Thursday against attempts to instigate sectarian strife, urging Lebanese not to jump to conclusions before investigations into security incidents are concluded.
The following example illustrates how easy it is to jump to conclusions or make false inferences.
But until a good study is completed, don't jump to conclusions.
The Zuidema verdict shows that 12 citizens who get to hear all of the science are not going to jump to conclusions about EMF and health effects," Barnes said.
Do you fake attention, allow distractions, daydream or jump to conclusions and tune-out?
And he allows for this to happen, starting with the opening scene, which sets up the style of the whole movie in a seven-and-a-half-minute take that is a slow sucker shot for viewers who want to jump to conclusions, only to realize that they have jumped too soon.
IN a situation where the Free Syrian Army is desperate for more military help and in particular wants a no-fly zone to guarantee its take-over, and against a backcloth of former chemical attacks where UN officials have confirmed that the evidence suggests that attempts have been made to lay the blame upon Assad and deliberately provoke the West, to jump to conclusions over recent alleged events in Damascus is either extraordinarily stupid or is indeed evidence of complicity.
Now I am not aware whether the weekend changeover will have any benefit for Bahrain's economy and we must wait, not jump to conclusions.
Now before you jump to conclusions, the lady is Kajal Aggarwal, a southern superstar who will be seen opposite Ajay in his next film, Singham .
I don't think anyone should jump to conclusions at this stage.
More and more we hear of events that have escalated to dangerous level because people jump to conclusions without knowing the facts, more importantly it would be nice if some people were adult enough to view a situation and consider the actions of others without feeling defensive or victimised.
He said: "Our officers will not jump to conclusions about fans just because they come from the same city.
STEPHEN REA, PR spokesman for the GRA, said that "people should not jump to conclusions about the future" in light of comments attributed to Luke Johnson, chairman of the six-track group's owners, Risk Capital Partners.
Bratton and other police officials met with a number of community leaders later in the afternoon to present the numbers and to urge them not to jump to conclusions about what the data might mean.
Right now we don't know what the situation is with Kevin Brown, so we won't jump to conclusions,'' Tracy said.