Leap to conclusions - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
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.
jump (or leap) to conclusions (or the conclusion that) form an opinion hastily, before you have learned or considered all the facts.
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!
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It's human nature to leap to conclusions
, especially in busy and stressful environments like healthcare.
Hastert's head are the same voices who tell us that the larger society must be tolerant of private lifestyle choices, and certainly must never leap to conclusions
about gay men and young boys.
We cannot leap to conclusions
, for the ones that we are likely to draw--that the poor are not poor because they want to be, for example--easily dissolve in the actual telling.
It is tempting to leap to conclusions
and link this to Al Qaida and Osama bin Laden's taped warning on Sunday but as yet the evidence is missing, while the Egyptian government places the blame on locals without international links.
But before we leap to conclusions
, we need to bear some things in mind.
Susan's embarrassing leap to conclusions
about fellow party guests puts her future with Karl in doubt.
Asked about the timing of the skirmishes, he said he did not want to leap to conclusions
"but we take such hypotheses into consideration".