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speak too soon

To say something that is soon negated or contradicted. This phrase is usually used in the past tense, as the negating factor has already happened. A: "Who's screaming at each other upstairs?" B: "Well, I thought we'd get through a normal family dinner, but I guess I spoke too soon!" A: "I think we'll soon be in the clear." B: "Don't speak too soon—we're not out of this yet."
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speak too soon

Assume something prematurely, as in I guess I spoke too soon about moving to Boston; I didn't get the job after all.
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speak too ˈsoon

say something, and find afterwards that what you said is not true: ‘I’m glad Simon didn’t come.’ ‘You spoke too soon. Here he comes now.’
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In speaking seriously to her on the previous night, he had committed the mistake of speaking too soon. To amend this false step, and to recover his position in Emily's estimation, had been his object in view--and it had been successfully accomplished.
'I hope I am not speaking too soon. As long as we see the emergence of new leaders like Mayor Isko Moreno, we can look forward to retirement and continue dreaming big for our beloved country,' Lacson said in a Twitter post.
In a statement, Lorenzana said Sison is underestimating President Duterte by speaking too soon.
Speaking too soon Wednesday fans took great satisfaction from a misplaced Brunt pass as Albion tried to mount an attack midway through the second half.
He may be speaking too soon, however, as spoilers for the soap state that "Steffy explains to Ridge why the bedroom line should be kept rather than Hope for the Future."
Sturgeon said pro-Brexit voices who claim "the sky hasn't fallen in" are speaking too soon. "Brexit hasn't happened yet - we're not even at the starting point," she said.
So it is beginning to stabilise a little bit, but I might be speaking too soon."
I HOPE I'm not speaking too soon but it appears that Wales has turned a significant corner in the long-term battle against bovine TB.
I hope I''m not speaking too soon, but the announcement that Leeds-based businessman Marc Green is the new owner should bring some stability to the club.
It may be speaking too soon to say that India will no longer miss the legendary batsman in the one-day format, but life without him over a year has certainly put the team on the road to self-sufficiency.
* We may be speaking too soon in ruling out the appointment of a minister from Marine Le Pen's party should President Nicolas Sarkozy win re-election.
But perhaps I'm speaking too soon. After all, stranger things have happened...
Kipp has learned a valuable lesson about speaking too soon. Earlier this week, we pointed out that real estate companies in the UAE may not be quite as badly off as every thinks.
But Barnes feels that any critics who feel his presence on the international stage is over are speaking too soon.
Sam thomas once stated his worst habit is talking too fast - but don't be surprised if that changes to speaking too soon.