(out) over (one's) skis(redirected from over somebody's skis)
(out) over (one's) skis
Thinking or acting impetuously or preemptively, before the reality or truth of something is revealed. A: "I can't believe he told you to leave!" B: "Oh, he was out over his skis, as usual. I don't pay much attention to what he says." You have no way of knowing what Shelly's thinking, and you're over your skis if you think you do. A: "I love this house, I can't wait to live here!" B: "Whoa, the sellers still have to accept your offer, so don't get out over your skis."
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