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Don't cross that bridge till you come to it.
Do not needlessly worry yourself over concerns, problems, or difficulties that lie in the future. I'm not sure why you're so concerned about how to write a thesis for your degree—it's over a year away, so don't cross that bridge until you come to it! I know you're worried about the mortgage payment in January, but don't cross that bridge till you come to it.
it ain't over till/until the fat lady sings
The final outcome cannot be assumed or determined until a given situation, event, etc., is completely finished. ("Ain't" is a colloquial contraction of "is not.") The phrase refers to the stereotypically overweight female sopranos of the opera, particularly the Valkyrie Brünnhilde, whose aria concludes Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. It is often used in reference to organized competitions, such as sporting events, political elections, or the like. A: "We're down by six points with only two minutes remaining. There's no way we can win now!" B: "Hey, it ain't over till the fat lady sings!" It's not looking likely that the Senator will be elected to another term, but it ain't over until the fat lady sings.
it ain't over till/until it's over
The final outcome cannot be assumed or determined until a given situation, event, etc., is completely finished. Usually used in reference to organized competitions, such as sporting events, political elections, and the like. A: "We're down by six points with only two minutes remaining. There's no way we can win now!" B: "Hey, it ain't over till it's over!" It's not looking likely that the Senator will be elected to another term, but it ain't over until it's over.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Do not delay or hesitate to do something if you can finish or accomplish it today. A: "I've just got one more short assignment and then I'll be finished with my homework, but I think I'll wait until Sunday to do it." B: "You'll enjoy your weekend more if you do it now. Remember, never put off until tomorrow what you can do today!"
work till you drop
To make an effort to complete some task until one has no more energy to devote to it; to work as hard as possible for as long as possible. You better work 'til you drop if you want an A on this assignment!
you never know what you've got till it's gone
You don't fully appreciate people or things until you lose them. My grandfather passed away last month, and I miss him so much. Truly, you never know what you've got till it's gone. Having an old junker of a car was better than having no car at all—now I have to walk everywhere! I guess it's true that you never know what you've got till it's gone.
call no man happy till he dies
Due to the mutable nature of happiness, one's life cannot definitively be judged as happy until one has died. Jay was perfectly happy until his wife got sick. That's why you can call no man happy till he dies.
church ain't out till they quit singing
Something is not over yet. Yes, we've had some setbacks this season, but that's no excuse to give up. Church ain't out till they quit singing!
Call no man happy till he dies,and Count no man happy till he dies.
Prov. You cannot tell if a person's life has been happy on the whole until that person's life is over; no matter how happy someone is now, something bad may happen to destroy his or her happiness. Alan: You must be very happy with your new wife. Bill: Call no man happy till he dies. Jill: That movie star must be the happiest person in the world. He's rich, people love him, and he likes his work. Jane: Count no man happy till he dies.
Church ain't out till they quit singing.
Rur. things have not yet reached the end. Charlie: No way our team can win now. Mary: Church ain't out till they quit singing. There's another inning to go.
(un)til the cows come home
Rur. until the last; until very late. (Referring to the end of the day, when the cows come home to be fed and milked.) We were having so much fun that we decided to stay at the party until the cows camehome. Where've you been? Who said you could stay out till the cows come home?
till/until the ˈcows come home(informal) for a long time, or for ever: You can talk till the cows come home, but you’ll never persuade me to go with you!
till/to/until your ˌdying ˈdayfor as long as you live: I swear I won’t forgive her to my dying day!
it ain’t/it’s not ˌover till the fat lady ˈsings(saying) used near the end of a competition, race, etc. to say that it is not finished yet, especially when you think that the person/team who is losing still have a chance to win: Some people think he’s already lost the election, but it ain’t over till the fat lady sings, you know!This refers to the fact that some operas end with a woman singing before she dies.
till/until ˈall hoursuntil very late at night or early next morning: She sat up till all hours trying to finish her essay.
till/until kingdom ˈcome(old-fashioned) for a long time, for ever: You can dig here until kingdom come, but you will never find water.
The expression kingdom come in these two idioms means heaven or the next world.
to/till the ˈlastuntil the last possible moment, especially until death: He died protesting his innocence to the last. ♢ They loved each other till the last.
ˈwait till/until...(spoken) used to show that you are very excited about telling or showing something to somebody: Wait till you see what I’ve found!
For all time; forever.