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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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Meyers, on the contrary, seems to leap to conclusions without enough recourse to facts.
So before you leap to conclusions, get all your facts straight.
Too many people embark on a path from which they leap to conclusions and then decide to treat their self-diagnosed ulcer with antacids.
It is always exciting to look at advanced technologies from leading edge manufacturers and it is easy to leap to conclusions based on preliminary data in the excitement of the moment.
Try not to leap to conclusions until you have all the facts.
It's always important when you see something like that video not to leap to conclusions," he said.
The Bishop of Worcester, the Right Rev Dr Peter Selby, said: 'I hope people will not leap to conclusions before we know the answers to many questions.
Defence counsel Richard Rampton QC told Irving he was concerned with his "readiness to leap to conclusions in favour of the SS and the Nazis.