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Reverse the proper order or procedure of something.
- ‘By passing the tax cut before passing a budget, are you essentially putting the cart before the horse?’
- ‘Kerry County Council has been accused of putting the cart before the horse when it comes to planned developments in villages across the county.’
- ‘Iain says: ‘The authorities are putting the cart before the horse.’’
- ‘Co-opted committee member John Clancy said: ‘It seems a little like putting the cart before the horse.’’
- ‘But simply pursuing a high participation rate without pausing to think what it means is putting the cart before the horse.’
- ‘It is surely a case of putting the cart before the horse,’ said Dr Caulfield.’
- ‘Is designing a new building before a strategic plan is in place putting the cart before the horse?’
- ‘At best, Marx and Engels thought, this was putting the cart before the horse, since the job of planning a new society will belong to those who make one.’
- ‘And of course, leaping ahead to some possible jury trial, a possible conviction is really putting the cart before the horse.’
- ‘It is really a classic example of putting the cart before the horse.’
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