One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attempt something difficult before one has grasped the basic skills.‘don't try to run before you can walk’
- ‘Dr Terry John said that, in rushing into the establishment of PCTs, the government was ignoring the old adage that you should not try to run before you can walk.’
- ‘Be realistic in your personal targets and do not try to run before you can walk.’
- ‘My message to those companies that are concerned with these areas is - don't try to run before you can walk.’
- ‘N - Definitely give it a go but remember, don't run before you can walk.’
- ‘But in the desperate search for publicity, money and television interest, his agents and backers are trying to make him run before he can walk.’
- ‘Some people put too much emphasis on making money and wanting to run before they can walk.’
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