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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
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But before you go jumping to conclusions, this time he hadn't actually been drinking.
It is one thing to be reluctant about jumping to conclusions - a perfectly normal and admirable tactic in high-profile law enforcement.
And though he cautions against jumping to conclusions from his chick studies, he adds, "If it were my wife, I certainly wouldn't let her use a jackhammer.
These are intended to be frank and candid discussions about concepts and I don't think you can have frank and candid discussions - almost brainstorming sessions - in public without people jumping to conclusions,'' Burbank City Manager Robert ``Bud'' Ovrom said.
There must be no jumping to conclusions and no scapegoats.
Not only are staff jumping to conclusions with no evidence, but they're also wasting valuable police resources when Scots constabularies are already stretched to the limit.
And before anyone goes jumping to conclusions, Chaka wants us to know there will be no dueling divas nonsense.
Before jumping to conclusions see your doctor or one at an STD clinic.
I would prefer not to make any staffing decisions in this emotional climate and not to be jumping to conclusions before we get a final analysis,'' Chick said.
Stop jumping to conclusions about what your boyfriend is thinking or what the future has in store.
Eric Sakach, the regional director of the West Coast office for the Humane Society of the United States, called the mutilations ``disturbing'' but warned people about jumping to conclusions.
If you think there may be some truth in the rumours, get it from the horse's mouth before jumping to conclusions and learn to trust your own judgment.
Don Wager, vice president of the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Los Angeles County, cautioned against jumping to conclusions that wrongdoing has occurred just because an investigation has been launched.
We can only assume he didn't want his other "close" friends jumping to conclusions.