Definition of walk before one can run in English:

walk before one can run

phrase

  • Grasp the basic skills before attempting something more difficult.

    • ‘A point that gets scant attention from Bramble and Lieberman is that one must first learn to walk before one can run.’
    • ‘‘But,’ Doc winced as the glass shattered, ‘You have got to learn how to walk before you can run.’’
    • ‘But I believe that, quite sensibly, the Government of the day has rejected that and instead is taking the approach that first one must walk before one can run.’
    • ‘But you have to walk before you can run, and I have had to concentrate on brushing up the forward play.’