Definition of don't count your chickens before they're hatched in English:

don't count your chickens before they're hatched

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proverb
  • Don't be too confident in anticipating success or good fortune before it is certain.

    ‘I wouldn't count your chickens—I've agreed to sign the contract but that's all I've agreed to’
    • ‘He was feeling better, but didn't want to count his chickens.’
    • ‘We are feeling positive but not counting any chickens.’
    • ‘I am reluctant to count any chickens before they're hatched, so I will make no predictions, but I will let you all know as soon as anything happens.’
    • ‘He is scheduled to be the next chairman of the council and, although he does not want to count his chickens before they are hatched, is rationalising his commitments.’
    • ‘I'm not sure we're ready to throw out names just yet, only because we don't want to count our chickens before they hatch.’

Definition of don't count your chickens before they're hatched in English:

don't count your chickens before they're hatched

phrase